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 Countysort descending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Reno Philharmonic Association, Inc. N/A NV United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Urban Justice Center N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Water Org Inc N/A MO United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
VisionSpring N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Association for Texas Advocates Inc N/A TX United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Communities for a Better Environment N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 67,000
Kilauea Point Natural History Association N/A HI United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The UCLA Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 24,000
DonorsChoose.org N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Harlem Children's Zone Inc N/A NY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Oregon Humane Society N/A OR United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys and Girls Club of the South Coast N/A CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Montage Health N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 638,750

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Reno Philharmonic Association, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Urban Justice Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Water Org Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
VisionSpring N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Association for Texas Advocates Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Communities for a Better Environment N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 67,000
Kilauea Point Natural History Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The UCLA Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 24,000
DonorsChoose.org N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Harlem Children's Zone Inc N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Oregon Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys and Girls Club of the South Coast N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Montage Health N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 638,750

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Luis A Ferre Foundation Inc. PR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Henry M. Gunn High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Pacific Wild Alliance WA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Groundswell Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Tebah USA WA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California At San Diego CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
HEAL Project CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
VMC Foundation CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Occidental Arts and Ecology Center CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc DC International Development Corporate Advised 2018 11,029
AOPA Foundation MD Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo County Resource Conservation District CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Ashland Emergency Food Bank OR Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sustainable Markets Foundation NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Society of St Vincent de Paul OR Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church GA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 3,137,729

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Battery Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Junipero Serra High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
High-Tech High Heels United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 82,811
Choate Rosemary Hall Foundation Incorporated United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 98,051
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 250
Eye to Eye, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
The Four-Eighteen Project United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Phu Dong Youth Foundation United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Greenwich Academy, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Shin Shin Educational Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cutting Ball Theater United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Project HIRED United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Christian Community Foundation, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -50,000
Page SUM 387,112

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13110 records found.