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 descending Year Amount (USD)
Building Skills Partnership N/A CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Bicycle Coalition Education Fund San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Words & Warmth N/A NC United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Inc. N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Scholars Strategy Network N/A MA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Friends for Youth, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
NEO Philanthropy Inc N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 560,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trustees of Dartmouth College N/A NH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Midland School Corporation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Salvation Army N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
MomsRising Education Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cooperate Inc N/A NY United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 425
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
One Step Beyond Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Building Skills Partnership N/A Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Bicycle Coalition Education Fund San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Words & Warmth N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Scholars Strategy Network N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Friends for Youth, Inc. San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
NEO Philanthropy Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 560,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trustees of Dartmouth College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Midland School Corporation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Salvation Army N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
MomsRising Education Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cooperate Inc N/A Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 425
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
One Step Beyond Inc San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 777,675

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Defenders of Wildlife DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
PAWSitively Cats AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Didtechnology Inc GA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 425
Dignity Health CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
San Jose Museum of Art Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 11,029
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York NY Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Corporate Accountability International MA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Nature Conservancy of California CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 36,000
Dogma Animal Rescue Inc. CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,250
New Conservatory CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
El Camino Hospital Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
National Association of City Transportation Officials Inc NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 6,250
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Annunciation House Inc TX Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 390,504

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Building Skills Partnership United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
San Francisco Zoological Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Bicycle Coalition Education Fund United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Words & Warmth United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Scholars Strategy Network United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Friends for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
NEO Philanthropy Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Center for Applied Rationality United States Health Donor Advised 2018 560,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trustees of Dartmouth College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Midland School Corporation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Salvation Army United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
MomsRising Education Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cooperate Inc United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 425
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
One Step Beyond Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 777,675

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13110 records found.