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)
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Urban Justice Center N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Contemporary Jewish Museum San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Water Org Inc N/A MO United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jazz at the Ballroom Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Salvation Army San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 299
Temple Emanu-El of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Catticus Corporation Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
VisionSpring N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Stagebridge Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Communities for a Better Environment N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 67,000
Bay Area Omni Foundation for the Performing Arts Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -2,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Women Against Rape San Francisco CA United States Donor Advised 2018 200
Kilauea Point Natural History Association N/A HI United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Page SUM 1,265,499

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Urban Justice Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Contemporary Jewish Museum San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Water Org Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jazz at the Ballroom Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Salvation Army San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 299
Temple Emanu-El of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Catticus Corporation Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
VisionSpring N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Stagebridge Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Communities for a Better Environment N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 67,000
Bay Area Omni Foundation for the Performing Arts Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -2,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Women Against Rape San Francisco Donor Advised 2018 200
Kilauea Point Natural History Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Page SUM 1,265,499

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Community Access to the Arts, Inc. MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
EL Education Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
CHP 11-99 Foundation CA Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 31,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Whole Armour International Church MA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Rahima International Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,200
Bank of America Charitable Gift Fund MA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 648,785
Jewish Family & Childrens Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Coastside Adult Day Health Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Day School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
International Childrens Assistance Network Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Innovate Public Schools CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Cabrillo College Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,750,000
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. FL Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton CA Education Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Room to Read CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 4,612,985

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Urban Justice Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Contemporary Jewish Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Water Org Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jazz at the Ballroom Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Salvation Army United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 299
Temple Emanu-El of San Jose United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Catticus Corporation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
VisionSpring United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Stagebridge United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Communities for a Better Environment United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 67,000
Bay Area Omni Foundation for the Performing Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -2,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Congregation Beth Am United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Women Against Rape United States Donor Advised 2018 200
Kilauea Point Natural History Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Page SUM 1,265,499

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13110 records found.