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 descending Year Amount (USD)
Nature Conservancy N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 75,000
San Francisco Friends School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
One Arizona N/A AZ United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Women's Law Center N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Coast Guard Foundation, Inc. N/A CT United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 21,500
Sexual Health Innovations San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
CALmatters N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Race Swami N/A UT United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 750
City Garden Montessori School N/A MO United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,550
Carnegie Mellon University N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -900,000
Civil Rights Corps N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Regents University of California Los Angeles N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,500
Education Leaders of Color Inc N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 32,700

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
One Arizona N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Women's Law Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Coast Guard Foundation, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 21,500
Sexual Health Innovations San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Progressive Change Institute N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Race Swami N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 750
City Garden Montessori School N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,550
Carnegie Mellon University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 -900,000
African Wildlife Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Regents University of California Los Angeles N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,500
Education Leaders of Color Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,465
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 -150,500
Committee of 100 Inc N/A Immigration Donor Advised 2018 19,000
Page SUM -608,835

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Duke University NC Education Donor Advised 2018 -33
Opportunity Fund Community Development CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo Park Elementary School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
The Sato Project, Inc. NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Strides for Life Colon Cancer Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The UC Davis Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Rotaplast International, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Theiss Research CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Children International MO Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,115
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 46,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley De-Bug CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
The UCLA Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sustainable Conservation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Page SUM 230,582

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
National Women's Law Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Coast Guard Foundation, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 21,500
Sexual Health Innovations United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Downtown Streets Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Progressive Change Institute United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Race Swami United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 750
City Garden Montessori School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,550
Carnegie Mellon University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -900,000
African Wildlife Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Regents University of California Los Angeles United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,500
Education Leaders of Color Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,465
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford England Education Donor Advised 2018 -150,500
Committee of 100 Inc United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 19,000
The American Israel Education Foundation Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Johns Hopkins University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 45,000
The Cancer League Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM -69,035

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13110 records found.