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)
Reading Results N/A OR United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Sabores Well San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 6,000
San Francisco AIDS Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Sanergy, Inc. N/A GA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
SCY High Tech Inc N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
418 Project N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Shriners Hospitals for Children N/A FL United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Allied Media Projects, Inc. N/A MI United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur California Province San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Soroptimist International of the Americas Inc N/A NV United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American Jewish World Service, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Center for Educational Excellence in Alternative Settings N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Chan Zuckerberg Biohub, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 -55,000,000
Children's Cancer Research Fund N/A MN United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Assistance League of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Bard College N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
City Fund San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 6,801,795
Page SUM -47,673,255

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Reading Results N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Sabores Well San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2019 6,000
San Francisco AIDS Foundation San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Sanergy, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
SCY High Tech Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 500
418 Project N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Shriners Hospitals for Children N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Allied Media Projects, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur California Province San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Soroptimist International of the Americas Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American Jewish World Service, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Center for Educational Excellence in Alternative Settings N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Chan Zuckerberg Biohub, Inc. San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2019 -55,000,000
Children's Cancer Research Fund N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Assistance League of San Jose Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Bard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
City Fund San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 6,801,795
Page SUM -47,673,255

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Tipping Point Community CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania PA Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
EducationSuperHighway CA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
United States Committee Sports for Israel, Inc. PA Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 4,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
First Unitarian Universalist Society of San Francisco CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 900
Valley of the Moon Music Festival CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 446,150

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Reading Results United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Sabores Well United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 6,000
San Francisco AIDS Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Sanergy, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
SCY High Tech Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
418 Project United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Shriners Hospitals for Children United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Allied Media Projects, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur California Province United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Soroptimist International of the Americas Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American Jewish World Service, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Center for Educational Excellence in Alternative Settings United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Chan Zuckerberg Biohub, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 -55,000,000
Children's Cancer Research Fund United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Assistance League of San Jose United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Bard College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
City Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 6,801,795
Page SUM -47,673,255

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13280 records found.