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)
The San Francisco School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute N/A England Health Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Zen Hospice Project Inc San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bay Area Rescue Mission Contra Costa CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
Grist Magazine, Inc. N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Burning Man Project San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Our Military Kids, Inc. N/A VA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Crisis Action, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
VoteRiders N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Congregation Adat Yeshurun N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Geoscience Education in Action N/A ON Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 -5
Womens International Network for Guatemalan Solutions Inc N/A MN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Community Foundation Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
San Francisco City Impact San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Purdue University N/A IN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Page SUM 1,746,645

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The San Francisco School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Zen Hospice Project Inc San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bay Area Rescue Mission Contra Costa Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
Grist Magazine, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Burning Man Project San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Our Military Kids, Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Crisis Action, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
VoteRiders N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Congregation Adat Yeshurun N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Geoscience Education in Action N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 -5
Womens International Network for Guatemalan Solutions Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Community Foundation Santa Cruz County N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
San Francisco City Impact San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Purdue University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Page SUM 1,746,645

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church GA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Tahoe Forest Health System Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Richmond Art Center CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tipping Point Community CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Gather Ministries Inc. CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
National Association of Veteran-Serving Organizations VA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 375,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Francisco Unified School District CA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Enloe Medical Center CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
DonorsChoose.org NY Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Filoli Center CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Veggielution CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Flti AR Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Karuna-Shechen USA NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
The School Garden Project of Lane County OR Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 786,250

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The San Francisco School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute England Health Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Zen Hospice Project Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bay Area Rescue Mission United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
Grist Magazine, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Burning Man Project United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Our Military Kids, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Crisis Action, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
VoteRiders United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tides Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Congregation Adat Yeshurun United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Geoscience Education in Action Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 -5
Womens International Network for Guatemalan Solutions Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Community Foundation Santa Cruz County United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
San Francisco City Impact United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Purdue University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Page SUM 1,746,645

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13110 records found.