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)
Square Peg Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Democracy Now Productions, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 100,000
The National Association for Urban Debate Leagues N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
The Salvation Army Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Elkhorn Slough Foundation N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
The University of Tokyo N/A Japan Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Farm Sanctuary, Inc. N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Foundation for Sustainable Rule of Law Initiatives San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 45,000
Friends of the Columbia Gorge N/A OR United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
United States Olympic Committee N/A CO United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 -71
Gathering for Women - Monterey N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Glacier National Park Conservancy N/A MT United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
University of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Utah Film Center N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 1,217,379

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Square Peg Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Democracy Now Productions, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2019 100,000
The National Association for Urban Debate Leagues N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
The Salvation Army Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Elkhorn Slough Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
The University of Tokyo N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Farm Sanctuary, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Foundation for Sustainable Rule of Law Initiatives San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 45,000
Friends of the Columbia Gorge N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
United States Olympic Committee N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 -71
Gathering for Women - Monterey N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Glacier National Park Conservancy N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
University of San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Utah Film Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 1,217,379

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 175,000
Earth Island Institute Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York NY Education Donor Advised 2019 200
United Methodist Church of Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 400
Anti-Defamation League NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Environmental Grantmakers Association NY Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. MA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
University of Miami GA Education Donor Advised 2019 4,600
FINCA International, Inc. DC International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Vineyard Conservation Society Inc MA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Future Project, Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Wender-Weis Foundation for Children CA Other Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Williams College MA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 600
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Harvard Business School Association of Northern California I CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 222,050

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Square Peg Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Democracy Now Productions, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 100,000
The National Association for Urban Debate Leagues United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
The Salvation Army United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Elkhorn Slough Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
The University of Tokyo Japan Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Tides Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Farm Sanctuary, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Foundation for Sustainable Rule of Law Initiatives United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 45,000
Friends of the Columbia Gorge United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
United States Olympic Committee United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 -71
Gathering for Women - Monterey United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Glacier National Park Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
University of San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Utah Film Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 1,217,379

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13280 records found.