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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Life Transitions Network San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Children's Defense Fund N/A DC United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Give Back Yoga Foundation N/A CO United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 126,390
Mavericks Coastside Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,262
Arroyos & Foothills Conservancy N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sistema Infantil Teleton USA N/A TX United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Consortium of Investigative Journalists Inc N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mashvarati Ecology N/A Tajikistan Environment Donor Advised 2018 80,000
St. Catherine of Siena Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Utah Film Center N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cooperate Inc N/A NY United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Vanderbilt University N/A TN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
One East Palo Alto San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A MI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 75,321
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
New Beginnings Community Church of the Bay Area Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
The Salvation Army N/A OR United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The STAR Center Foundation N/A CO United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 428,673

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Life Transitions Network San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Children's Defense Fund N/A Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Give Back Yoga Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 126,390
Mavericks Coastside Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,262
Arroyos & Foothills Conservancy N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sistema Infantil Teleton USA N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Consortium of Investigative Journalists Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mashvarati Ecology N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 80,000
St. Catherine of Siena Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Utah Film Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cooperate Inc N/A Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Vanderbilt University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
One East Palo Alto San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 75,321
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
New Beginnings Community Church of the Bay Area Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
The Salvation Army N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The STAR Center Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 428,673

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
St. Francis High School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rotary Foundation of Rotary International IL International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
San Francisco Opera Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Trustees of Tufts College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Defy Ventures Inc NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of UNFPA, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Kauai Habitat for Humanity HI Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
CelebrateMercy OH Religion Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Sempervirens Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Battery Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Trek Medics International Inc CT Other Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Women Donors Network CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Charlie's Acres CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Swarthmore College PA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Invisible Children, Inc. DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 1,657,750

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Life Transitions Network United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Children's Defense Fund United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Give Back Yoga Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory United States Education Donor Advised 2018 126,390
Mavericks Coastside Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,262
Arroyos & Foothills Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sistema Infantil Teleton USA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Consortium of Investigative Journalists Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mashvarati Ecology Tajikistan Environment Donor Advised 2018 80,000
St. Catherine of Siena Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Utah Film Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cooperate Inc United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Vanderbilt University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
One East Palo Alto United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Regents of the University of Michigan United States Education Donor Advised 2018 75,321
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
New Beginnings Community Church of the Bay Area United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
The Salvation Army United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The STAR Center Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 428,673

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13110 records found.