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 certain types of funds: donor advised funds, and corporate advised funds. It also includes grants made 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. Thus, the grant totals represented here may not equal the amount of grantmaking reported in our audited financial statements. The data shown here do provide an informative look at the breadth of causes supported by SVCF donors and by our strategic focus areas. 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)
Fellowship BMEC Inc N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,500
UnCommon Law Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,850
Friends of UNFPA, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 400
Amplifier Foundation N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
California Academy of Sciences San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 2,500
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of Texas Foundation N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Global Fund For Women, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Van Ness Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Voter Registration Project N/A DC United States Other Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Grassroots Global Justice N/A FL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Whitefish Community Foundation, Inc. N/A MT United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Women Make Movies Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Holy Trinity Episcopal Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Human Rights First N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
WQED Multimedia N/A PA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Institute of American Indian Arts Foundation N/A NM United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Page SUM 811,750

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Fellowship BMEC Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,500
UnCommon Law Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,850
Friends of UNFPA, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 400
Amplifier Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
California Academy of Sciences San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2019 2,500
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of Texas Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Global Fund For Women, Inc. San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Van Ness Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Voter Registration Project N/A Other Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Grassroots Global Justice N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Whitefish Community Foundation, Inc. N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Women Make Movies Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Holy Trinity Episcopal Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Human Rights First N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
WQED Multimedia N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Institute of American Indian Arts Foundation N/A Immigration Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Page SUM 811,750

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
American Bar Association Fund for Justice and Education IL Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2019 310,000
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Massachusetts General Hospital MA Health Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center NY Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Michael J. Fox Foundation For Parkinson's Research MD Health Donor Advised 2019 1,750
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Music in Schools Today CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,775
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
New Politics Leadership Academy Inc MA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Northwestern University IL Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Ought Inc. CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Pelican Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Project MORE Foundation CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 9,800
Redwood High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 1,854,525

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Fellowship BMEC Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,500
UnCommon Law United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,850
Friends of UNFPA, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 400
Amplifier Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
California Academy of Sciences United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 2,500
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of Texas Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Global Fund For Women, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Van Ness Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Voter Registration Project United States Other Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Grassroots Global Justice United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Whitefish Community Foundation, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Women Make Movies Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Holy Trinity Episcopal Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Human Rights First United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
WQED Multimedia United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Institute of American Indian Arts Foundation United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Page SUM 811,750

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13280 records found.