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 Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Ten Times Ten LLC N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -10,000
Results in Education Foundation N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Trustees of Tufts College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 625
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Square Peg Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000,000
Educate! N/A CO United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
UC Hastings Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
New Conservatory San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,200
The Niskanen Center, Inc. N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
National Spasmodic Dysphonia Association N/A IL United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New Creation Home Ministries San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
CASA of Jackson County, Inc. N/A OR United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Poynter Institute for Media Studies Inc. N/A FL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 256,580
State Voices N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Wild Salmon Center N/A OR United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Page SUM 11,145,905

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Ten Times Ten LLC N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -10,000
Results in Education Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Trustees of Tufts College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 625
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Square Peg Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000,000
Educate! N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
UC Hastings Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
New Conservatory San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,200
The Niskanen Center, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
National Spasmodic Dysphonia Association N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New Creation Home Ministries San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
CASA of Jackson County, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Poynter Institute for Media Studies Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 256,580
State Voices N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Wild Salmon Center N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Page SUM 11,145,905

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Colon Cancer Alliance DC Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Phoenix Center for the Arts AZ Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Media Matters for America DC Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Life You Can Save WA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Homeless Services Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Urban Justice Center NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Intermusic Sf CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,500
MAZON, Inc. A Jewish Response to Hunger DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Solar Electric Light Fund DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 600
Hawaii Community Foundation HI General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
California Academy of Sciences CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers and Students CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County Inc CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lane College TN Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Jefferson Education Exchange Inc VA Education Donor Advised 2018 154,000
Vista Center Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,429,350

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Ballet Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Ten Times Ten LLC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -10,000
Results in Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Trustees of Tufts College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 625
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Square Peg Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000,000
Educate! United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
UC Hastings Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
New Conservatory United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,200
The Niskanen Center, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
National Spasmodic Dysphonia Association United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New Creation Home Ministries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
CASA of Jackson County, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Poynter Institute for Media Studies Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 256,580
State Voices United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Wild Salmon Center United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Page SUM 11,145,905

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13110 records found.