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)
San Francisco Friends School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Cat Action Team N/A PE Canada Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 7,873
Junior League of Palo Alto - Mid Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vivian Beaumont Theater Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Thistle Farms Inc N/A TN United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Opera San Jose Endowment Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
United Nations Association of the USA Capital Area Division N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Theatre First Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Washington University N/A MO United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Victory Center Inc N/A FL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Occidental College N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The American Ireland Fund N/A MA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tucson Wildlife Center N/A AZ United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Page SUM 998,023

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Vivian Beaumont Theater Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Thistle Farms Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Opera San Jose Endowment Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
United Nations Association of the USA Capital Area Division N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Theatre First Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Washington University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Victory Center Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Occidental College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The American Ireland Fund N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tucson Wildlife Center N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Morris Animal Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 350
Unitarian Universalist Church of Tucson N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 1,077,000

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Unified School District CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Teen Success, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Anti-Defamation League NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Sequoia Adult School Scholars CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,588
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 179,317
Iowa State University Foundation IA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Uplift Family Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated MA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 350,000
CALmatters CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Puente de la Costa Sur CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
University of Vermont and State Agricultural College Foundat VT Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 800
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Indivisible Civic Engagement Inc DC Other Donor Advised 2018 500
American Federation of Teachers Educational Foundation DC Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Page SUM 2,095,630

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Bellarmine College Preparatory United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sequoia Adult School Scholars United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Thistle Farms Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Opera San Jose Endowment Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
United Nations Association of the USA Capital Area Division United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Theatre First United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Washington University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Victory Center Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Occidental College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The American Ireland Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tucson Wildlife Center United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Morris Animal Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 350
Unitarian Universalist Church of Tucson United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 1,072,500

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13110 records found.