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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Sato Project, Inc. N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
The Voter Participation Center N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Tides Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Trustees of Princeton University N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Ukiah Symphony Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 100,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
University of Southern California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 300
Blue Rose Compass, Inc. N/A NY United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Valley Presbyterian Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Voter Registration Project N/A DC United States Other Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Los Angeles N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Bus Barn Stage Company A California Non-Profit Public Benefi Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,500
California Reentry Institute Contra Costa CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Western Regional Advocacy Project San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 400
Women for Women International N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Cancer Commons Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
WorldWideWomen Foundation Marin CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 1,684,200

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Solstice Initiative Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Selangor N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 89,000
Southern Oregon University Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Solstice Initiative Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 450
Society of Chinese Bioscientists in America N/A Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Donor Advised 2019 66,000
Southern Oregon University Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Solutions Journalism Network Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 23,100
Society of Saint Vincent De Paul Council of Los Angeles N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Southern Oregon University Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,500
Solutions Journalism Network Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Society of St Vincent de Paul N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Solve N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Society of St. Vincent de Paul in the Archdiocese of Boston N/A Religion Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
South Creek Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 7,000
South Dakota School of Mines and Technology N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
South Dakota School of Mines and Technology N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 495,544
South Florida PBS Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
South King County Food Coalition N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Society of the Sacred Heart United States Province N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Page SUM 1,138,294

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Spanish Peaks Community Foundation MT General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,282
SPUR-San Francisco Bay Are Planning and Urban Research Assoc CA Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 30,000
Sri Sarveshwari Samooh CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
St Marys Food Bank Alliance AZ Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Spark Program Inc CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Spirit Rock Meditation Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
SPUR-San Francisco Bay Are Planning and Urban Research Assoc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 150,000
St Anthony Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 75,000
St Anthony Foundation CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Spark Program Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,775
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Spirit Series, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
SPUR-San Francisco Bay Are Planning and Urban Research Assoc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
St Anthony Foundation CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,250,000
Spark Program Inc CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 1,589,757

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Sato Project, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
The Voter Participation Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Tides Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Ukiah Symphony Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
United Way of the Bay Area United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 100,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
University of Southern California United States Education Donor Advised 2019 300
Blue Rose Compass, Inc. United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Valley Presbyterian Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Voter Registration Project United States Other Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Los Angeles United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Bus Barn Stage Company A California Non-Profit Public Benefi United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,500
California Reentry Institute United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Western Regional Advocacy Project United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 400
Women for Women International United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Cancer Commons United States Health Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
WorldWideWomen Foundation United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 1,684,200

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13280 records found.