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)
Calaveras Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
New England Conservatory of Music N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Continental Divide Trail Coalition N/A CO United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 575,000
Stanford Health Care N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Gideons International N/A TN United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Plutus Foundation Inc. N/A PA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tipping Point Community San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 21,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Operation Rainbow Inc Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boys Town of Italy N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Kara Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Steadman Philippon Research Institute N/A CO United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
J Street Education Fund, Inc. N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 80,000
Friends of Spannocchia N/A ME United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Yampa Valley Medical Center Foundation N/A CO United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 817,600

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Calaveras Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
New England Conservatory of Music N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Continental Divide Trail Coalition N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 575,000
Stanford Health Care N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Gideons International N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Plutus Foundation Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tipping Point Community San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 21,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Operation Rainbow Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boys Town of Italy N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Kara Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Steadman Philippon Research Institute N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
J Street Education Fund, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 80,000
Friends of Spannocchia N/A Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Yampa Valley Medical Center Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 817,600

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Auburn Theological Seminary NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 20,000
NEO Philanthropy NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
University of Colorado Foundation, Inc. CO Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Food & Water Watch DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
Friends of Davis Rowing Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
We Are Cherished Inc TX Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2018 4,000
DonorsChoose.org NY Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Mi Familia Vota Education Fund CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Northwestern University IL Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
National Spasmodic Dysphonia Association IL Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
The Peach Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Bay Area Omni Foundation for the Performing Arts Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -2,000
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Maliasili Initiatives Inc VT Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Wake Up Narcolepsy, Inc. MA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Build Lebanon Trails OR Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 9,699
Page SUM 309,749

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Calaveras Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
New England Conservatory of Music United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Continental Divide Trail Coalition United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Parks Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2018 575,000
Stanford Health Care United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Gideons International United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Plutus Foundation Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tipping Point Community United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 21,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Operation Rainbow Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boys Town of Italy United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Kara United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Steadman Philippon Research Institute United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
J Street Education Fund, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 80,000
Friends of Spannocchia United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Yampa Valley Medical Center Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 817,600

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13110 records found.