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)
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Peace Development Fund, Inc. San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
St. Marys Academy N/A OR United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lighthouse Community Public Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,555
Napa County Land Trust Napa CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 600
The Hill School N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Vineyard Conservation Society Inc N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Volunteers of America Inc. N/A VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Biden Cancer Initiative Inc N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 750,000
The Salvation Army N/A VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
United Way of Northern California N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva N/A Uruguay Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Daraja Education Fund Marin CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Compassion in World Farming N/A GA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 4,097,655

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Peace Development Fund, Inc. San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
St. Marys Academy N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lighthouse Community Public Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,555
Napa County Land Trust Napa Environment Donor Advised 2018 600
The Hill School N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Vineyard Conservation Society Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Volunteers of America Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Biden Cancer Initiative Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 750,000
The Salvation Army N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
United Way of Northern California N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Daraja Education Fund Marin Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Compassion in World Farming N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 4,097,655

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Burbank Housing Management Corporation CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Daughters of St. Paul Community Foundation, Inc. MA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rector & Visitors of the University of Virginia VA Education Donor Advised 2018 154,933
International Rescue Committee, Inc. MN International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,400,000
New Schools Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Bay Area Gardeners Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Nutritionfacts Org Inc MD Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology MA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,700,000
Justice In Motion, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Wheelock College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
SOS Children's Villages USA, Inc. DC Human Services Donor Advised 2018 840
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Garden Conservancy Inc NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
T’ruah NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 7,620,273

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
College Track United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Peace Development Fund, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
St. Marys Academy United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lighthouse Community Public Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,555
Napa County Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 600
The Hill School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Vineyard Conservation Society Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Volunteers of America Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Biden Cancer Initiative Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 750,000
The Salvation Army United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
United Way of Northern California United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva Uruguay Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Daraja Education Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Compassion in World Farming United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 4,097,655

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13110 records found.