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)
The Justice and Diversity Center of the Bar Association of S San Francisco CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Impact Melanoma Contra Costa MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Thomas R. Pollicita Middle School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 40,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cincinnati Union Cooperative Initiative N/A OH United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sea The World Productions, Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Junior League of Palo Alto - Mid Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System N/A WI United States Donor Advised 2018 175,858
Able Works San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Pacific Legal Foundation N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Science from Scientists N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 750
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Justice and Diversity Center of the Bar Association of S San Francisco Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Impact Melanoma Contra Costa Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Thomas R. Pollicita Middle School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul of San Mateo County San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 40,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cincinnati Union Cooperative Initiative N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sea The World Productions, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Junior League of Palo Alto - Mid Peninsula San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System N/A Donor Advised 2018 175,858
Able Works San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Pacific Legal Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Science from Scientists N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 750
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Eye to Eye, Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Andre Sobel River of Life Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Dream Catchers Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Geohazards International CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Unbound MO Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Society of the Sacred Heart United States Province MO Religion/Spirituality Donor Advised 2018 250
Palo Alto High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nuru International CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Triton Museum of Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
The UCLA Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
New Israel Fund ME Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
There With Care of the Bay Area CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Korean American Community Foundation of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Governor Dummer Academy MA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Our Pack, Inc. CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Art in Action CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 800
From the Heart Productions Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Justice and Diversity Center of the Bar Association of S United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Impact Melanoma United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Thomas R. Pollicita Middle School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Ballet Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul of San Mateo County United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 40,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cincinnati Union Cooperative Initiative United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Nature Conservancy of California United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sea The World Productions, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Junior League of Palo Alto - Mid Peninsula United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System United States Donor Advised 2018 175,858
Able Works United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Pacific Legal Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Science from Scientists United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 750
Teen Success, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 282,858

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13110 records found.