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 descending Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Independent Voter Education N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Compassion in World Farming N/A GA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
AmeriCares Foundation, Inc. N/A CT United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Exploratorium San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Peninsula College Fund San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Nepal Youth Foundation Marin CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Resources for Science Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Teach for America, Inc. N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,750,000
Tipping Point Community San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The University of Tokyo N/A Japan Education Donor Advised 2018 4,600
Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, Inc. N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Indivisible Civic Engagement Inc N/A DC United States Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Bayview Hunters Point Center For Arts and Technology San Francisco CA United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Enloe Medical Center N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 4,635,100

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 7,200
San Jose Stage Company Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Congregation Kol Emeth Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Independent Voter Education N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Compassion in World Farming N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
AmeriCares Foundation, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Exploratorium San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Peninsula College Fund San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Nepal Youth Foundation Marin International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Resources for Science Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Teach for America, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,750,000
Tipping Point Community San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The University of Tokyo N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 4,600
Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Indivisible Civic Engagement Inc N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 4,536,300

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Redwood Forrest Foundation Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Humane Society of the United States DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,875
American Cancer Society Inc OK Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Cristo Rey San Jose High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Foundation for a College Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 34,075

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2018 7,200
San Jose Stage Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Congregation Kol Emeth United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Independent Voter Education United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Compassion in World Farming United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
AmeriCares Foundation, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Exploratorium United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Peninsula College Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Nepal Youth Foundation United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Resources for Science United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Teach for America, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,750,000
Tipping Point Community United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The University of Tokyo Japan Education Donor Advised 2018 4,600
Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Indivisible Civic Engagement Inc United States Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 4,536,300

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13110 records found.