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)
Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2019 -339
International Youth Foundation N/A MD United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Buska Hamar Integrated Community Development Action N/A Ethiopia Environment Donor Advised 2019 40,000
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250
Canine Companions for Independence Sonoma CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Kind, Inc. N/A DC United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Center for Technology and Civic Life N/A IL United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Lick-Wilmerding High School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
American Friends of Neve Shalom/Wahat Al-Salam N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 75,000
American Non-Smokers Rights Foundation Alameda CA United States Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2019 500
Lyceum Schools Inc N/A LA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 9,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 925,000
Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens Corporation N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Michael J. Fox Foundation For Parkinson's Research N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Music in Schools Today San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,775
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 -339
International Youth Foundation N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Buska Hamar Integrated Community Development Action N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 40,000
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250
Canine Companions for Independence Sonoma Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Kind, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Center for Technology and Civic Life N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Lick-Wilmerding High School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
American Friends of Neve Shalom/Wahat Al-Salam N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 75,000
American Non-Smokers Rights Foundation Alameda Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2019 500
Lyceum Schools Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 9,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 925,000
Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens Corporation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Michael J. Fox Foundation For Parkinson's Research N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Music in Schools Today San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,775
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois United States Education Donor Advised 2019 -339
International Youth Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Buska Hamar Integrated Community Development Action Ethiopia Environment Donor Advised 2019 40,000
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250
Canine Companions for Independence United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Kind, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Center for Technology and Civic Life United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Lick-Wilmerding High School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
American Friends of Neve Shalom/Wahat Al-Salam United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 75,000
American Non-Smokers Rights Foundation United States Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2019 500
Lyceum Schools Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 9,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2019 925,000
Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens Corporation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Michael J. Fox Foundation For Parkinson's Research United States Health Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Music in Schools Today United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,775
Page SUM 2,773,736

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13280 records found.