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)
The Salvation Army N/A OR United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Exploratorium San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Texas Organizing Project Education Fund N/A TX United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Harmony Program N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
San Francisco Public Health Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
March for Our Lives Foundation N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Center for Lesbian Rights San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
CALmatters N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Trustees of Princeton University N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -25,000,000
Conversations du Monde N/A France Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Shriners Hospitals for Children N/A FL United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Social Tees Animal Rescue Foundation N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Enterprise for Youth San Francisco CA United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM -24,221,450

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Caminar Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Upstream Policy Institute Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,000
The Edible Schoolyard Project Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 325,000
Partnership for Children and Youth Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 685
CALmatters N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Oregon State University Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Shriners Hospitals for Children N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Social Tees Animal Rescue Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Salvation Army N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Rescue Mission San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Nature Conservancy, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wildlife Care Association N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Humane Society International N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Daraja Education Fund Marin Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,400,685

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Ballet Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of PreSchool Family CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Array Alliance Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Peninsula Family Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Compass Family Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cancer CAREpoint CA Health Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Mentor Tutor Connection CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Kilauea Point Natural History Association HI Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,000
College Track CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New Creation Home Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
California Institute of Technology CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 720
Congregation Ner Tamid of South Bay CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Teach For All Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000,000
Save the Bay CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory NY Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,984,012
Page SUM 7,259,732

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Harmony Program United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bay Area United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
San Francisco Public Health Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
March for Our Lives Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Center for Lesbian Rights United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
American Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CALmatters United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -25,000,000
Conversations du Monde France Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Shriners Hospitals for Children United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Social Tees Animal Rescue Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Enterprise for Youth United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sunnyvale Community Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM -24,240,150

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13110 records found.