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)
Community Music Center San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Congregation Ner Tamid of South Bay N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 12,500
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 4,178
SPUR-San Francisco Bay Are Planning and Urban Research Assoc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500,000
The Environmental Justice Coalition for Water N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Courage Campaign Institute 501c3 N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
The Museum of the African Diaspora San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Salvation Army Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Dominican Sisters St Mary of the Springs Columbus Ohio N/A OH United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,050
Indivisible Civics Inc N/A DC United States Other Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Foundation N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
International Media Project Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Jasper Ridge Farm San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Trustees of Boston University N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 7,500
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
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
Page SUM 1,472,761

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Community Music Center San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Congregation Ner Tamid of South Bay N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 12,500
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 4,178
SPUR-San Francisco Bay Are Planning and Urban Research Assoc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500,000
The Environmental Justice Coalition for Water N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Courage Campaign Institute 501c3 N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 250
The Museum of the African Diaspora San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Salvation Army Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Dominican Sisters St Mary of the Springs Columbus Ohio N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,050
Indivisible Civics Inc N/A Other Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
International Media Project Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Jasper Ridge Farm San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Trustees of Boston University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 7,500
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
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
Page SUM 1,472,761

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Youngstown Edison Incubator Corporation OH Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Democracy Now Productions, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Tipping Point Community CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Trustees of Reservations MA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Duke University NC Education Donor Advised 2019 1,175,000
United States Association for UNHCR DC International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Enterprise for Youth CA Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Jewish Family & Childrens Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Junipero Serra High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 26,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2019 400
Valle Monte League CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
KIPP Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Voter Registration Project DC Other Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Western USA Lieutenancy of the Equestrian Order of the Holy CA Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000
League of Conservation Voters Education Fund DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 1,598,100

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Community Music Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Congregation Ner Tamid of South Bay United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 12,500
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 4,178
SPUR-San Francisco Bay Are Planning and Urban Research Assoc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500,000
The Environmental Justice Coalition for Water United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Courage Campaign Institute 501c3 United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
The Museum of the African Diaspora United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Salvation Army United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Dominican Sisters St Mary of the Springs Columbus Ohio United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,050
Indivisible Civics Inc United States Other Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Tides Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
International Media Project United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Jasper Ridge Farm United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Trustees of Boston University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 7,500
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
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
Page SUM 1,472,761

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13280 records found.