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)
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United States Association for UNHCR N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
University of Oregon Foundation N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Theiss Research N/A CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 75,000
San Francisco Film Society San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
St. Bernard Project, Inc. N/A LA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Defenders of Wildlife N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depressi N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CityTeam Ministries San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Institute for Human & Social Development Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 65,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
St Anthony Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A MI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
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
Page SUM 3,219,050

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
United States Association for UNHCR N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
University of Oregon Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Theiss Research N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 75,000
San Francisco Film Society San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
St. Bernard Project, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Defenders of Wildlife N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depressi N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CityTeam Ministries San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Institute for Human & Social Development Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 65,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
St Anthony Foundation San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
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
India Community Center, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 3,228,050

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 8,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System WI Donor Advised 2018 6,494
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Root Capital, Inc. MA International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Joint Venture Silicon Valley Network CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Free at Last Community Recovery and Rehabilitation Services CA Health Donor Advised 2018 150,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Junior Achievement of Northern California CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Teach for America, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sustainable Conservation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Israel Venture Network CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Prime Coalition, Inc. GA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 60,000
BendFilm OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Community School of Music & Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 524,394

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
United States Association for UNHCR United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
University of Oregon Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Theiss Research United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 75,000
San Francisco Film Society United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
St. Bernard Project, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Defenders of Wildlife United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depressi United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CityTeam Ministries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Institute for Human & Social Development Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 65,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
St Anthony Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Regents of the University of Michigan United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
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
India Community Center, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 3,228,050

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13110 records found.