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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Cole Valley Improvement Association San Francisco CA United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Community Foundation of Jackson Hole N/A WY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 150,000
St. Nicholas and St. William Catholic Parish Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Sweet Farm Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Carlmont Academic Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Square Peg Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Tesseract Research Center Inc. N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
The Exploratorium San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Bus Barn Stage Company A California Non-Profit Public Benefi Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,500
The National Jazz Museum in Harlem N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Salvation Army Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Association of Science-Technology Centers Incorporated N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 790,679
The Vahagn Setian Charitable Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 175,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
United States Squash Racquets Association Inc N/A NY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
University of California San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 143,750
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Cole Valley Improvement Association San Francisco Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Community Foundation of Jackson Hole N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 150,000
St. Nicholas and St. William Catholic Parish Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Sweet Farm Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Carlmont Academic Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Square Peg Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Tesseract Research Center Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
The Exploratorium San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Bus Barn Stage Company A California Non-Profit Public Benefi Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,500
The National Jazz Museum in Harlem N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Salvation Army Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Association of Science-Technology Centers Incorporated N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 790,679
The Vahagn Setian Charitable Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2019 175,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
United States Squash Racquets Association Inc N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
University of California San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 143,750
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Community Equity Collaborative CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
American Atheists, Inc. NJ Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Mental Health Association of New York City Inc. NY Health Donor Advised 2019 500
The Salvation Army NY Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Foundation TX Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 284,446
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York NY Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 400
Auxiliary of the Good Samaritan Hospital of Santa Clara Vall CA Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Virginia Organizing, Inc. VA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Willow Creek Association IL Religion Donor Advised 2019 445
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Alameda County Homeless Action Center CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 500
College Track CA Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Breast Cancer Research Foundation Inc NY Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Golden Gate Performing Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Groton School MA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 443,291

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Cole Valley Improvement Association United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Community Foundation of Jackson Hole United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 150,000
St. Nicholas and St. William Catholic Parish United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Sweet Farm Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Carlmont Academic Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Square Peg Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Tesseract Research Center Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
The Exploratorium United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Bus Barn Stage Company A California Non-Profit Public Benefi United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,500
The National Jazz Museum in Harlem United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Salvation Army United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Association of Science-Technology Centers Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 790,679
The Vahagn Setian Charitable Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Tides Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 175,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
United States Squash Racquets Association Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
University of California San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2019 143,750
American Institute of Mathematics United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 1,479,579

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13280 records found.