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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Regents of the University of California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 99,084
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
California Trout San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Caminar San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Defy Ventures Inc N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Arts for Art, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Northern California Vipassana Center N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Preetirang Sanctruary Solano CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Saint Bernard Rescue Foundation Inc N/A OR United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Battery Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
WNET N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 200
That Man May See, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Tahoe Rim Trail Association N/A NV United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 500
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. N/A FL United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,350
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Initiatives San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Internet Archive San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
St. Nicholas Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 229,634

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Friends of Castaic Lake N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 84,934
Ashland Community Hospital Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 18,820
California Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
AmeriCares Foundation, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Film Forum, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Equine Foundation N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Episcopal Relief and Development N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Frost Valley YMCA N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Cascade School of Music N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Dunstan's Episcopal Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
World Vision N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 12,600
Rainbow Village Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Alzheimers Disease Research Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
TechBridge Inc. N/A Nonprofit/Philanthropy Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 211,104

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Fiat Lux Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The UCLA Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Opera Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Vascular Cures CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Global Fund For Women, Inc. CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Vida Verde Nature Education CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation MD Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
March of Dimes Inc. GA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 800,000
President and Trustees of Bates College ME Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Homeboy Industries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 923,500

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Regents of the University of California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 99,084
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
California Trout United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Tides Center United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Caminar United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Defy Ventures Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Arts for Art, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Northern California Vipassana Center United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Preetirang Sanctruary United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Saint Bernard Rescue Foundation Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Battery Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
WNET United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 200
That Man May See, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Tahoe Rim Trail Association United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 500
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,350
Bay Area Cancer Connections United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Initiatives United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Internet Archive United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
St. Nicholas Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 229,634

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13110 records found.