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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
North Beach Citizens San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Kansas University Endowment Association N/A KS United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Humane Society of the United States N/A DC United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PEN American Center Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 24,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Via Rehabilitation Services, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Northern Maine Community College Foundation N/A ME United States Education Donor Advised 2018 14,000
National Park Foundation N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Wildlife Care Association N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Eagle Academy Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Marin Humane Society Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Soroptimist International of the Americas Inc Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 565,900

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
North Beach Citizens San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Kansas University Endowment Association N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Humane Society of the United States N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PEN American Center Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 24,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Via Rehabilitation Services, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Northern Maine Community College Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 14,000
National Park Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Wildlife Care Association N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Eagle Academy Foundation, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Marin Humane Society Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Soroptimist International of the Americas Inc Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 565,900

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Youth Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Samaritan House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Family House, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 210,000
Random Acts of Flowers TN Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Dunstan's Episcopal Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 600
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Oregon Foundation OR Education Donor Advised 2018 2,375,000
GreenLight Fund Inc MA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Catholic Education Foundation CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 160,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Center for Excellence in Nonprofits CA Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 500
Calmer Choice MA Health Donor Advised 2018 26,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bay Area CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 5,325,800

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
North Beach Citizens United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Kansas University Endowment Association United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Humane Society of the United States United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PEN American Center Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 24,000
Downtown Streets Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Via Rehabilitation Services, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Northern Maine Community College Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 14,000
National Park Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Wildlife Care Association United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Eagle Academy Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Marin Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Soroptimist International of the Americas Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tides Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 565,900

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13110 records found.