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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights of San Francisco Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Committee for the Future of Santa Clara County - Yes on A Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,000
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Adopt A Boxer Rescue N/A PA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Homeless Garden Project N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 24,000
Bonnie J Addario A Breath Away From The Cure Foundation San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Mateo Youth Softball Association San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
World Arts West San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Southern California San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Wilderness Society San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peace Over Violence N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Pacifica Environmental Family San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ho'ola Lahui Hawai'i N/A HI United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Burlingame High School Parents Group, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
PRX Incorporated N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 396,400

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Bail Project, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Global Livingston Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Hope Enterprise Corporation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Immigrant Justice Corps Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 270,000
National Lead for America Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Partnership for Public Service Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 19,700
Pacific Crest Trail Association N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Ocean Conservancy Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Bolinas Museum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Access to the Arts, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Yale University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Austin Community Foundation for the Capital Area N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
University of Bern N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Curtis Institute of Music N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Curtis Institute of Music N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,710,300

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Center For Documentary Studies NC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Independent Feature Project, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Marin Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
World Central Kitchen Incorporated PA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
The University Corporation San Francisco State CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 200
United Way of Northern California CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Philanthropy Roundtable DC General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
St Anthony Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Catholic Charities of San Jose CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Thrive Afya Tanzania OR Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Enloe Medical Center CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Montalvo Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto CA Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Notre Dame High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Starlings Volleyball Clubs USA CA Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Action Agency of Butte County Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 1,208,450

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights of San Francisco Bay Area United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Committee for the Future of Santa Clara County - Yes on A United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,000
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Ballet Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Adopt A Boxer Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Tides Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Homeless Garden Project United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 24,000
Bonnie J Addario A Breath Away From The Cure Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Mateo Youth Softball Association United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
World Arts West United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Southern California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Wilderness Society United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peace Over Violence United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Pacifica Environmental Family United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ho'ola Lahui Hawai'i United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Burlingame High School Parents Group, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
St. Francis Center of Redwood City United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
PRX Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 396,400

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13110 records found.