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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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)
Pine Street Inn, Inc. N/A MA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 700
FJC - A Foundation of Philanthropic Funds N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Sonoma Speaker Series N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
At the Crossroads San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Brighter Green, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 380,000
Families for Justice as Healing Inc N/A MA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Ujima Adult and Family Services Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Battery Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Texas A&M Foundation N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
American Studies Assn N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Ten Times Ten LLC N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Feminist Majority Foundation N/A VA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Francisco Park Conservancy San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ocean Conservancy Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Pine Street Inn, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 700
FJC - A Foundation of Philanthropic Funds N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Sonoma Speaker Series N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
At the Crossroads San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Brighter Green, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 380,000
Families for Justice as Healing Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Ujima Adult and Family Services Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Battery Foundation San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Art in Action San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Texas A&M Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250
American Studies Assn N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Ten Times Ten LLC N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Feminist Majority Foundation N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Francisco Park Conservancy San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ocean Conservancy Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Open Space Institute Land Trust Inc NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Canopy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 172
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Windward Fund DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
CATO Institute DC Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Franklin Education Forum DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. FL Other Donor Advised 2018 7,200
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Gateway Public Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
CALmatters CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Pro Publica, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art NY Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association IA Health Donor Advised 2018 65,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
At the Crossroads CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wheelock College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 290,172

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Pine Street Inn, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 700
FJC - A Foundation of Philanthropic Funds United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Sonoma Speaker Series United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
At the Crossroads United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Brighter Green, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 380,000
Families for Justice as Healing Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Ujima Adult and Family Services United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Battery Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Art in Action United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Texas A&M Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
American Studies Assn United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Ten Times Ten LLC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Feminist Majority Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Francisco Park Conservancy United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ocean Conservancy Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 679,400

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13110 records found.