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)
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Paws Chicago N/A CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Commonwealth Club of California San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 600
Concentric Media San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
The Alliance for Climate Protection N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Exploratorium San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Montalvo Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Florida N/A FL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,750
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
CHP 11-99 Foundation N/A CA United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Food Bank Contra Costa and Solano Contra Costa CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Veterans of Foreign Wars Foundation N/A MO United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
826 Valencia San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United States Association for UNHCR N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Ministries in Higher Education at Purdue University N/A IN United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 3,338,600

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Paws Chicago N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Commonwealth Club of California San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 600
Concentric Media San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
The Alliance for Climate Protection N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Exploratorium San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Montalvo Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Florida N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Samaritan House San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,750
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
CHP 11-99 Foundation N/A Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Food Bank Contra Costa and Solano Contra Costa Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Veterans of Foreign Wars Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
826 Valencia San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United States Association for UNHCR N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Ministries in Higher Education at Purdue University N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 3,338,600

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
WNET NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Hunger at Home CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Crisis Intervention Services CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Oxfam-America, Inc. MA International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
BendFilm OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Hillel the Foundation For Jewish Campus Life CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Building Skills Partnership CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Congregation Emek Beracha CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 6,125
National Tropical Botanical Garden HI Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Villanova University PA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
At the Crossroads CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Nicholas Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 1,095,475

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Paws Chicago United States Other Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Commonwealth Club of California United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 600
Concentric Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
The Alliance for Climate Protection United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Exploratorium United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Montalvo Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Florida United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Samaritan House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,750
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
CHP 11-99 Foundation United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Food Bank Contra Costa and Solano United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Veterans of Foreign Wars Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
826 Valencia United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United States Association for UNHCR United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Ministries in Higher Education at Purdue University United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 3,338,600

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13110 records found.