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)
Companions on the Journey Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
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
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
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
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System N/A WI United States Donor Advised 2018 175,858
The Oaks School N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Pacific Legal Foundation N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
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
Mount Saint Marys University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. N/A MD United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,500
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Independent Television Service Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Leaping Clear Foundation N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Community School, Inc. N/A ID United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Companions on the Journey Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
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
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
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
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System N/A Donor Advised 2018 175,858
The Oaks School N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Pacific Legal Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2018 500
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
Mount Saint Marys University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,500
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Independent Television Service Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Leaping Clear Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Community School, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Companions on the Journey United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
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
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
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
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System United States Donor Advised 2018 175,858
The Oaks School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Pacific Legal Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
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
Mount Saint Marys University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,500
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Independent Television Service Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Leaping Clear Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Community School, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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