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)
Tech Girls Movement Foundation Ltd. San Mateo Australia Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
First Amendment Coalition Marin Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 400
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Rotary Club of Woodside-Portola Valley Foundation Inc. San Mateo Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 18,545
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Forty Niners Foundation Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Bulamu Healthcare International Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Bicycle Coalition Education Fund San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
San Francisco Film Society San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The University Corporation San Francisco State San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of Southern California San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Lexia Institute of Computer Applications for Learning Disabl Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 144,145

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
American Institute of Mathematics CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Heifer Project International AR International Development Donor Advised 2018 900
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Brotherhood/Sister Sol Inc. NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Hollywood United Methodist Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Choate Rosemary Hall Foundation Incorporated CT Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Manhattan College NY Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Oak Heritage Conservancy Inc IN Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Sexual Health Innovations CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation for Financial Planning, Inc. DC Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Make-A-Wish Foundation International AZ Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood of Southern New England Inc CT Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Aircraft Carrier Hornet Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Dia Center for the Arts, Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Save The Waves Coalition CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 334,350

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Griffith University Australia Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The University of Sydney Australia Education Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Possible Dreams International Australia International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Food Frontier Institute LTD Australia Food Security Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Griffith University Australia Education Donor Advised 2018 50,480
The University of Sydney Australia Education Donor Advised 2018 91,369
Wantok Musik Foundation Australia Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The University of Sydney Australia Education Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Griffith University Australia Education Donor Advised 2018 3,100
Hope for Cambodian Children Foundation Australia General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
University of Melbourne Australia Education Donor Advised 2018 105,825
The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research Australia Health Donor Advised 2018 117,437
SolarBuddy.org Ltd Australia Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
The Children's Hospital at Westmead Australia Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Australian Online Giving Foundation Australia General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
The Wayside Chapel Australia Religion Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Swinburne University of Technology Australia Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience Indigenous Corp. Australia Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Fitted for Work Australia Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Australian Online Giving Foundation Australia General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 712,461

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