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)
Farm Forward, Inc. N/A OR United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Trustees of Boston University N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Foundation for Students Rising Above San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Friends of the Cameo N/ANapa CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
United States Olympic and Paralympic Foundation N/A CO United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 795,833
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Gathering for Justice Inc N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250,000
GLAAD Inc N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,500
University of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Utah Film Center N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Goucher College N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Windrider Institute Inc N/A ID United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Have a Ball Foundation, Inc. Contra Costa CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Ignite Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
International School of the Peninsula Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Kilgoris Project San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 1,249,833

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Farm Forward, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Trustees of Boston University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Foundation for Students Rising Above San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Friends of the Cameo N/ANapa Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
United States Olympic and Paralympic Foundation N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 795,833
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Gathering for Justice Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250,000
GLAAD Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,500
University of San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Utah Film Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Goucher College N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Windrider Institute Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Have a Ball Foundation, Inc. Contra Costa Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Ignite Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
International School of the Peninsula Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Kilgoris Project San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 1,249,833

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Mockingbird Society WA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
National Association for Family, School, and Community Engag VA Education Donor Advised 2019 400
Multicultural Career Intern Program DC Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
National Public Radio, Inc. MD Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
New Conservatory CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 400
Oceana, Inc. DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Palo Alto Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice CA Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Poverty and Race Research Action Council DC Sciences Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Pro Publica, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Al Otro Lado Inc CA Immigration Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Recovery Cafe San Jose Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Regents University of California Los Angeles CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
2430 Arts Alliance CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 27,000
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention NY Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network CO Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 170,000
Sacred Heart Community Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 750
Page SUM 2,449,750

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Farm Forward, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Trustees of Boston University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Foundation for Students Rising Above United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Friends of the Cameo United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
United States Olympic and Paralympic Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 795,833
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Gathering for Justice Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250,000
GLAAD Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,500
University of San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Utah Film Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Goucher College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Windrider Institute Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Have a Ball Foundation, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Ignite United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
International School of the Peninsula United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Kilgoris Project United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 1,249,833

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13280 records found.