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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Lick-Wilmerding High School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern Calif N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Florida Foundation Inc N/A FL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,500
Bennington College Corporation N/A VT United States Higher Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 56,000
GLAAD Inc N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 192,267
University of Massachusetts Amherst Foundation, Inc. N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,300
St. Nicholas School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 800
Dolores Street Community Services, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 521,067

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Lick-Wilmerding High School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern Calif N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Florida Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,500
Bennington College Corporation N/A Higher Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 56,000
GLAAD Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 192,267
University of Massachusetts Amherst Foundation, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,300
St. Nicholas School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2018 800
Dolores Street Community Services, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Children's Hospital Los Angeles CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Charity Global Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 40,160
Sun Valley Center for the Arts Inc ID Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Seattle Theatre Group WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Kids & Art Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Judaism by Choice Inc. CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pacifica Foundation Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Spark Program Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Companions on the Journey CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Smile Train, Inc. DC Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Milo Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
The Boston Foundation MA Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 75,000
University of Washington Foundation WA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Art of Yoga Project CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
The Nueva School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 649,160

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Lick-Wilmerding High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern Calif United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Florida Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,500
Bennington College Corporation United States Higher Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 56,000
GLAAD Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 192,267
University of Massachusetts Amherst Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,300
St. Nicholas School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
St. Francis Center of Redwood City United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 800
Dolores Street Community Services, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 521,067

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13110 records found.