Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

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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)
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Rotary Club of Central Citrus Charitable Foundation Inc N/A FL United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
William Marsh Rice University N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Real Hope for Haiti N/A IN United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Educating Tanzania Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
uAspire Inc Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Lawrence University of Wisconsin N/A WI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
PICO National Network Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 800,000
The San Francisco School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Friends & Foundation of the San Francisco Public Library San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute N/A England Health Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Zen Hospice Project Inc San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bay Area Rescue Mission Contra Costa CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
Burning Man Project San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Page SUM 3,665,650

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Rotary Club of Central Citrus Charitable Foundation Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
William Marsh Rice University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Real Hope for Haiti N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Educating Tanzania Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
uAspire Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Lawrence University of Wisconsin N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
PICO National Network Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 800,000
The San Francisco School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Friends & Foundation of the San Francisco Public Library San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Zen Hospice Project Inc San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bay Area Rescue Mission Contra Costa Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
Burning Man Project San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Page SUM 3,665,650

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,188
Feather River Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The UCLA Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
American River Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Womens Refugee Commission, Inc. NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Raphael House of San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Women's Foundation of California CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,250,000
Social Justice Collaborative CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Comptroller DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Center for Digital Democracy DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Johns Hopkins University MD Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Association for the Advancement of Science DC Sciences Donor Advised 2018 59,110
Defy Ventures Inc NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation CA Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Cancer Commons CA Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Environmental Mutagenesis and Genomics Society EMGS FL Sciences Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Lindsey Vonn Foundation OH Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 275
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance UT Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 3,397,773

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Rotary Club of Central Citrus Charitable Foundation Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
William Marsh Rice University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Real Hope for Haiti United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Educating Tanzania Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
uAspire Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Lawrence University of Wisconsin United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
PICO National Network United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 800,000
The San Francisco School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Friends & Foundation of the San Francisco Public Library United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute England Health Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Zen Hospice Project Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bay Area Rescue Mission United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
Burning Man Project United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Page SUM 3,665,650

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13110 records found.