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)
The Dawn Redwoods Charitable Trust Marin CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Carb DM, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Eth-Noh-Tec Creations San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
FOTC - SF Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Muso Inc. San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Lyme Foundation San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Glaucoma Research Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Foundation for Sustainable Development Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Theatre First Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Earthjustice San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Page SUM 1,197,650

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Dawn Redwoods Charitable Trust Marin Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 200
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Carb DM, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Eth-Noh-Tec Creations San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
FOTC - SF Bay Area San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Muso Inc. San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Lyme Foundation San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Glaucoma Research Foundation San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Foundation for Sustainable Development Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Theatre First Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Earthjustice San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Page SUM 1,197,650

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
National Multiple Sclerosis Society NY Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Outward Bound California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Eastside College Preparatory School, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Walnut Hills High School Alumni Foundation OH Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sturge Presbyterian Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Health Leads Inc. MA Health Donor Advised 2018 625
Essie Justice Group CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 9,000
California Clubhouse CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
One World Children's Fund CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Desert Scholarship Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con VA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Regents of the University of Michigan MI Education Donor Advised 2018 205,788
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Children's Health Council, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 346,963

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Indivisible Civics Inc United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Charlie's Acres United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
WomenShelter of Long Beach United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
The Salvation Army United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Foundation for National Progress United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
JOIN United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
KickStart-International Inc United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Boy Scouts of America United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Baykeeper United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
William Carey University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KIPP Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Peninsula Bridge Program United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Evidence Action, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Sundance Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 3,427,800

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13110 records found.