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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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)
Sutter Medical Center Foundation N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops N/A DC United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sistema Infantil Teleton USA N/A TX United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hearing Research, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 17,500
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Trustees of Princeton University N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 165,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Daniel Pearl Foundation N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Hebrew Free Loan Association of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research N/A IL United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
B'Tselem N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Baykeeper Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Academy of Science San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Coastal Watershed Council N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Southern Oregon Humane Society N/A OR United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Vascular Cures San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,148,700

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Sutter Medical Center Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sistema Infantil Teleton USA N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hearing Research, Inc. San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 17,500
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Trustees of Princeton University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 165,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Daniel Pearl Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Hebrew Free Loan Association of San Francisco San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research N/A Donor Advised 2018 100,000
B'Tselem N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Baykeeper Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Academy of Science San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Coastal Watershed Council N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Southern Oregon Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Vascular Cures San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,148,700

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Boise Public Schools Education Foundation Inc ID Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Viewpoint Educational Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 8,500
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Teresa's Academy MO Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Irvine Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Optimistic Traveler CA Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital TN Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 7,500
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
George School PA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Village School VA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Lake Tahoe Conservation Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Friends of the Columbia Gorge OR Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Climate Central, Inc. NJ Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
First Tee of North Flordia Inc. FL Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
St. Lawrence Elementary and Middle School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 180,000
Page SUM 500,650

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Sutter Medical Center Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sistema Infantil Teleton USA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hearing Research, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 17,500
Common Sense Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 165,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Daniel Pearl Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Hebrew Free Loan Association of San Francisco United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
B'Tselem United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Baykeeper United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Academy of Science United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Coastal Watershed Council United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Southern Oregon Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Vascular Cures United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,148,700

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13110 records found.