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)
Code.org N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Link Media, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400
University of Southern California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 55,000
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A MI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 247,431
Essie Justice Group Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Rescue Mission San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Northwestern University N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Rohnert Park Swim Club Sonoma CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North American Council for Online Learning N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Oberlin College N/A OH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc Contra Costa CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
ACTAsia for Animals (UK) N/A England Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 116,000
Nurturing Minds, Inc. N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 4,182,081

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Code.org N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Link Media, Inc. San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 400
University of Southern California N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 55,000
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 247,431
Essie Justice Group Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Rescue Mission San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Northwestern University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Rohnert Park Swim Club Sonoma Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North American Council for Online Learning N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Oberlin College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc Contra Costa Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
ACTAsia for Animals (UK) N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 116,000
Nurturing Minds, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 4,182,081

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Northern Maine Community College Foundation ME Education Donor Advised 2018 1,450,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc GA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Minnesota Foundation MN Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Scripps College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 42,000
Townsend K-12 Schools MT Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Congregational Home KS Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tipping Point Community CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 21,000
Tucson Wildlife Center AZ Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Morris Animal Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 350
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Conservatory CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Larkin Street Youth Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Trustees of Tufts College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Greenburger Center for Social and Criminal Justice NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Kiss the Ground CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Carter Center, Inc. GA International Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 1,876,300

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Code.org United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Link Media, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400
University of Southern California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 55,000
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of Michigan United States Education Donor Advised 2018 247,431
Essie Justice Group United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Rescue Mission United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Northwestern University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Rohnert Park Swim Club United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North American Council for Online Learning United States Education Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
South County Community Health Center Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Oberlin College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
ACTAsia for Animals (UK) England Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 116,000
Nurturing Minds, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 4,182,081

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13110 records found.