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)
Bucknell University N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Galapagos Conservancy Inc. Marin VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Mount Hermon Association Incorporated N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Tipping Point Community San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Beauty Bus Foundation N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sexual Health Innovations San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Nuru International N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Race Swami N/A UT United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 750
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
City Garden Montessori School N/A MO United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Association for the Protection of Altai Cultural Heritage N/A Mongolia Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Carnegie Mellon University N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -900,000
Greenlining Institute Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Page SUM 25,250

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Bucknell University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Galapagos Conservancy Inc. Marin Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Mount Hermon Association Incorporated N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Tipping Point Community San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Beauty Bus Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sexual Health Innovations San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Nuru International N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Race Swami N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 750
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
City Garden Montessori School N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Association for the Protection of Altai Cultural Heritage N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Carnegie Mellon University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 -900,000
Greenlining Institute Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Family Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Third Sector New England, Inc. MA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Rutgers University Foundation NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
La Clinica del Valle Family Health Care Center Inc OR Health Donor Advised 2018 23,000
American Council of Young Political Leaders, Inc. DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
CALmatters CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
First Presbyterian Church of Burlingame CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Beacon of Life IA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ross Valley Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Museum of American Heritage CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Camping & Education Foundation OH Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Puppies Behind Bars Inc NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Peace Development Fund, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc GA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
The Salvation Army OR Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of PreSchool Family CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,340,000

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Bucknell University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Galapagos Conservancy Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Mount Hermon Association Incorporated United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Tipping Point Community United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Beauty Bus Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sexual Health Innovations United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Downtown Streets Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Nuru International United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Race Swami United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 750
Jewish Family & Childrens Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Beneficent Technology Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
City Garden Montessori School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Association for the Protection of Altai Cultural Heritage Mongolia Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Carnegie Mellon University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -900,000
Greenlining Institute United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Page SUM 25,250

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13110 records found.