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)
Friends for Survival N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Woodside Community Foundation San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Prairie Foundation N/A MT United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
World Neighbors Inc N/A OK United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Re:store Justice San Francisco CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 109,745
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Urban Justice Center N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Global Livingston Institute N/A CO United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pastor of Our Lady of Refuge Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
North American Grouse Partnership N/A MT United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of Princeton University N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 165,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Friends for Survival N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Woodside Community Foundation San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Prairie Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
World Neighbors Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Re:store Justice San Francisco Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 109,745
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Urban Justice Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Global Livingston Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pastor of Our Lady of Refuge Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
North American Grouse Partnership N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of Princeton University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 165,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Valley Presbyterian Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 113,747
Youth Opportunity Center Foundation Inc IN Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
World Food Program USA DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Montage Health CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 192,267
Eastside College Preparatory School, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Project Drawdown CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Pandemonium Aviaries CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 350
Bnai Brith Youth Organization Inc. DC Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Virginia Organizing, Inc. VA Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 250
Techbridge Girls CA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Hospital Chaplains Ministry of America CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Fistula Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society of Ventura County CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nantucket Sustainable Development Corporation MA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Friends for Survival United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Woodside Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Peninsula Family Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Prairie Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
World Neighbors Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Re:store Justice United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 109,745
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Urban Justice Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Global Livingston Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pastor of Our Lady of Refuge United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
North American Grouse Partnership United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 165,000
Page SUM 766,645

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13110 records found.