Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

Explore the catalog

We hope you will use this tool to explore the catalog of thousands of grants made by SVCF in 2020, as well as the five previous years. In doing so, you can see the breadth of causes that our donors care about (as witnessed by the grants from donor advised, committee advised and corporate advised funds). You can also see those grants that have been directed by our staff and board of directors (grants from our “discretionary grantmaking”) because of their central importance to SVCF’s strategic focus areas for improving life in Silicon Valley. 

The data provided here represent more than $1.78 billion in grants made by Silicon Valley Community Foundation in 2020 from donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as from SVCF’s discretionary grantmaking strategies. The data does not include grants from SVCF supporting organizations, employee matching gift funds and a variety of other fund types. Grant amounts shown as negative numbers represent adjustments to prior years’ grants.

Grantee Bay Area County State Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
One Degree San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,600
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Broad Institute, Inc. N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 175,000
Pacifica Environmental Family San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Elks National Foundation, Inc. N/A IL United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
The San Francisco School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Highland Park Presbyterian Dayschool N/A TX United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Williams College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
ScienceWorks Hands-On Museum N/A OR United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lamplighters Music Theatre San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
International Center for Journalists Inc. N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Illinois Foundation N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
St. Lawrence Elementary and Middle School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 2,796,900

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
One Degree San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,600
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Broad Institute, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 175,000
Pacifica Environmental Family San Mateo Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Elks National Foundation, Inc. N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
The San Francisco School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Highland Park Presbyterian Dayschool N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Williams College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
ScienceWorks Hands-On Museum N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lamplighters Music Theatre San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
International Center for Journalists Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Illinois Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 200
St. Lawrence Elementary and Middle School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 2,796,900

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Turning Green CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cristosal Inc. NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
One Mind Institute CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
SpiritCare Ministry to Seniors CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
American Leadership Forum CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Point Reyes Bird Observatory CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Surfrider Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Jewish Family & Childrens Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
PICO National Network CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Hopalong Animal Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Statue of Liberty Ellis Island Foundation Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values MA Donor Advised 2018 75,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Sigma Xi The Scientific Research Honor Society Inc NC Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200
Boy Scouts of America, Pacific Skyline Council CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 600
Education Cities Inc TN Education Donor Advised 2018 45,000
FCL Educational Fund CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Matthew Catholic Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Conservation Colorado Education Fund CO Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 1,431,350

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
One Degree United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,600
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Broad Institute, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 175,000
Pacifica Environmental Family United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Elks National Foundation, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
The San Francisco School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Highland Park Presbyterian Dayschool United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Williams College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
ScienceWorks Hands-On Museum United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lamplighters Music Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
International Center for Journalists Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Illinois Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
St. Lawrence Elementary and Middle School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 2,796,900

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13110 records found.