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 Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Milpitas Christian School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Oregon Public Broadcasting N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Santa Clara County Library District Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
The Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Marin Shakespeare Company Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Living Classrooms Foundation Inc N/A MD United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends of YOSAR, Inc. N/A CA United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 200
San Jose Taiko Group Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Seeds of Learning N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
National Geographic Society N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Voice of the Faithful Inc N/A MA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Holt International Children's Services Inc N/A OR United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Partners in Health N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Jews for Jesus San Francisco CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Adopt A Boxer Rescue N/A PA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
JDRF International N/A NY United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 4,000

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13110 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Milpitas Christian School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Oregon Public Broadcasting N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Santa Clara County Library District Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
The Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Marin Shakespeare Company Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Living Classrooms Foundation Inc N/A Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends of YOSAR, Inc. N/A Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 200
San Jose Taiko Group Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Seeds of Learning N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
National Geographic Society N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Voice of the Faithful Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Holt International Children's Services Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Partners in Health N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Jews for Jesus San Francisco Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Adopt A Boxer Rescue N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
JDRF International N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 200
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Tides Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -600,000
Texas Organizing Project Education Fund TX Community Development Donor Advised 2018 -765,000
Carnegie Mellon University PA Education Donor Advised 2018 -900,000
New Schools for Baton Rouge LA Education Donor Advised 2018 -1,830,000
Chan Zuckerberg Biohub, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 -20,000,000
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 -25,000,000
Gilroy Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018
Page SUM -49,095,000

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Milpitas Christian School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Oregon Public Broadcasting United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Santa Clara County Library District United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
The Marine Mammal Center United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Marin Shakespeare Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Living Classrooms Foundation Inc United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends of YOSAR, Inc. United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 200
San Jose Taiko Group Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Seeds of Learning United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
National Geographic Society United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Voice of the Faithful Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Holt International Children's Services Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Partners in Health United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Jews for Jesus United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Adopt A Boxer Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
JDRF International United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 4,000

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13110 records found.