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)
Shakespeare-San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
GRID Alternatives Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Civil Rights Corps N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 21,000
Midpeninsula Community Media Center Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Italian Community Services San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Northwestern University N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Big Oak Ranch, Inc. N/A AL United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Douglas Mendel Cambodian Relief Fund N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,200
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MAH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Southern California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Capital Area Immigrants' Rights Coalition N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 175,000
Congregation Kol Emeth Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Friends of the Animal Shelter N/A OR United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Resource Area For Teaching Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole N/A WY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Fogarty Institute for Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,153,850

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Shakespeare-San Francisco San Francisco Donor Advised 2018 1,000
GRID Alternatives Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Civil Rights Corps N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 21,000
Midpeninsula Community Media Center Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Italian Community Services San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Northwestern University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Big Oak Ranch, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Douglas Mendel Cambodian Relief Fund N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 1,200
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Southern California N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Capital Area Immigrants' Rights Coalition N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 175,000
Congregation Kol Emeth Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Friends of the Animal Shelter N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Resource Area For Teaching Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Fogarty Institute for Innovation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,153,850

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Berkeley Repertory Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
One Acre Fund NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Fordham University NY Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Trustees of Phillips Academy MA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Women Against Rape CA Donor Advised 2018 200
Project Open Hand CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
CALmatters CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Windward Fund DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Fogarty Institute for Innovation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Frost Valley YMCA NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Breakthrough Silicon Valley CA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The University of Texas at Austin TX Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco General Hospital Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul of San Mateo County CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hebrew Free Loan CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Page SUM 2,733,450

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Shakespeare-San Francisco United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
GRID Alternatives United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Civil Rights Corps United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 21,000
Midpeninsula Community Media Center Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Boy Scouts of America United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Italian Community Services United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Northwestern University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Big Oak Ranch, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Douglas Mendel Cambodian Relief Fund United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Adolescent Counseling Services United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,200
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Southern California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Capital Area Immigrants' Rights Coalition United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 175,000
Congregation Kol Emeth United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Friends of the Animal Shelter United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Resource Area For Teaching United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Fogarty Institute for Innovation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,153,850

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13110 records found.