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)
American Bar Association Fund for Justice and Education N/A IL United States Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2018 205,000
Pacific Wild Alliance N/A WA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Town School for Boys San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Thorn N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Gulf of Maine Research Institute N/A ME United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Belle Foundation for Cultural Development Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
The Good Tidings Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Gordon Research Conferences N/A RI United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 2,228,450

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
American Bar Association Fund for Justice and Education N/A Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2018 205,000
Pacific Wild Alliance N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Town School for Boys San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Thorn N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Gulf of Maine Research Institute N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Belle Foundation for Cultural Development Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
The Good Tidings Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Gordon Research Conferences N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 2,228,450

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13110 records found.
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
American Bar Association Fund for Justice and Education United States Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2018 205,000
Pacific Wild Alliance United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Town School for Boys United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Thorn United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Gulf of Maine Research Institute United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Belle Foundation for Cultural Development United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
The Good Tidings Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Gordon Research Conferences United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 2,228,450

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13110 records found.