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)
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Special Ops SV Inc Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Sustainable Markets Foundation N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Technion Research and Development Foundation Ltd. N/A Israel Sciences Donor Advised 2019 384,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 500
American University of Iraq Foundation, Inc. N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Douglas Mendel Cambodian Relief Fund N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 250
The Jazz Gallery N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Eastern Sierra Land Trust N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
The Primary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,885,000
The UCLA Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Equal Opportunity Schools N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Thousand Currents Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Trout Unlimited, Inc. N/A WV United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
First Unitarian Universalist Society of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Foundation for Excellence, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Future Talent of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Rescue, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. San Mateo CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 4,440,500

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Special Ops SV Inc Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Sustainable Markets Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Technion Research and Development Foundation Ltd. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 384,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 500
American University of Iraq Foundation, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Douglas Mendel Cambodian Relief Fund N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 250
The Jazz Gallery N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Eastern Sierra Land Trust N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
The Primary School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 3,885,000
The UCLA Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Equal Opportunity Schools N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Thousand Currents Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Trout Unlimited, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
First Unitarian Universalist Society of San Francisco San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Foundation for Excellence, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Future Talent of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Rescue, Inc. San Francisco Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. San Mateo International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 4,440,500

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center TX Health Donor Advised 2019 -4,630
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Animals Asia Foundation Limited CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York NY Education Donor Advised 2019 103,076
United Methodist Church of Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 400
Environmental Health Coalition CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. MA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Firelight Foundation CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Forward Justice NC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Virginia New Majority Education Fund VA Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Future Talent of Silicon Valley CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Wesley San Jose United Methodist Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Williams College MA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Golden Gate Performing Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Groton School MA Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Harvard Club of San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 816,046

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Special Ops SV Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Sustainable Markets Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Technion Research and Development Foundation Ltd. Israel Sciences Donor Advised 2019 384,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 500
American University of Iraq Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Douglas Mendel Cambodian Relief Fund United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 250
The Jazz Gallery United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Eastern Sierra Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
The Primary School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,885,000
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Equal Opportunity Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Thousand Currents United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Trout Unlimited, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
First Unitarian Universalist Society of San Francisco United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Foundation for Excellence, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Future Talent of Silicon Valley United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Rescue, Inc. United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 4,440,500

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13280 records found.