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 descending Year Amount (USD)
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Latinos for Education Inc San Mateo MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A OR United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
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
American Cancer Society Inc N/A OK United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The San Francisco School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Felidae Conservation Fund Marin CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
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
Crisis Action, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Generative Somatics Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 540
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 23,368
Hillsborough Schools Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
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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
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Latinos for Education Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
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
American Cancer Society Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The San Francisco School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Felidae Conservation Fund Marin Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
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
Crisis Action, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Generative Somatics Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 540
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 23,368
Hillsborough Schools Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 2,758,508

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Latinos for Education Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Ashland Rotary Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
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
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The San Francisco School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Felidae Conservation Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
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
Crisis Action, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tides Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Generative Somatics United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 540
Bay Area Cancer Connections United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 23,368
Hillsborough Schools Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 2,758,508

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13110 records found.