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, and corporate 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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Squash and Education Alliance Inc N/A NY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Teton Science Schools N/A WY United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Exploratorium San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Denison University N/A OH United States Education Donor Advised 2019 -20,000
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 300
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 24,000
The Salvation Army Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Eluna N/A PA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
European Molecular Biology Laboratory N/A Germany Sciences Donor Advised 2019 2,288,038
The Volunteer Center Serving San Francisco and San Mateo Cou San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 284,446
Father Flanagans Boys Home N/A NE United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Foundation for the Mid South N/A MS United States Donor Advised 2019 -100,000
Friends of the Israel Defense Forces San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,200
United Way Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
University of California San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 431,250
University of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 14,000
Gay Pride Celebration Committee of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 3,050,134

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Squash and Education Alliance Inc N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Teton Science Schools N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Exploratorium San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Denison University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 -20,000
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2019 300
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 24,000
The Salvation Army Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Eluna N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
European Molecular Biology Laboratory N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 2,288,038
The Volunteer Center Serving San Francisco and San Mateo Cou San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2019 284,446
Father Flanagans Boys Home N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Foundation for the Mid South N/A Donor Advised 2019 -100,000
Friends of the Israel Defense Forces San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,200
United Way Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
University of California San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 431,250
University of San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 14,000
Gay Pride Celebration Committee of San Jose Santa Clara Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 3,050,134

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Santa Clara County Office of Education CA Education Donor Advised 2019 420,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 25,000
BAYMEC Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Blue Endeavors CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 800,000
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sierra Nevada College NV Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Los Angeles CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Bus Barn Stage Company A California Non-Profit Public Benefi CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
California Shakespeare Theater CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
St. Bernard Project, Inc. LA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,034
Surge Institute IL Education Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities DC Community Development Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Child and Family Research and Training Institute CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Church Creek Presbyterian Church SC Religion Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Code Org WA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Community Education Partnerships CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Community Water Center CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 275
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc VA International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 1,724,459

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Squash and Education Alliance Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Teton Science Schools United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Exploratorium United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Denison University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 -20,000
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 300
The Nature Conservancy of California United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 24,000
The Salvation Army United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Eluna United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
European Molecular Biology Laboratory Germany Sciences Donor Advised 2019 2,288,038
The Volunteer Center Serving San Francisco and San Mateo Cou United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Tides Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 284,446
Father Flanagans Boys Home United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Foundation for the Mid South United States Donor Advised 2019 -100,000
Friends of the Israel Defense Forces United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,200
United Way Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
University of California San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2019 431,250
University of San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2019 14,000
Gay Pride Celebration Committee of San Jose United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 3,050,134

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13280 records found.