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)
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Utah Film Center N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
West Marin Community Services N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Alma College N/A MI United States Higher Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
California Native Plant Society N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Center for Global Development N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 333,550
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Juilliard School N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Benedictine Fathers of the Priory San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Kind, Inc. N/A DC United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 25,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Boston Medical Center Corporation N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 15,650
Braven Incorporated N/A IL United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Page SUM 643,450

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Utah Film Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
West Marin Community Services N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Alma College N/A Higher Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
California Native Plant Society N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Center for Global Development N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 333,550
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Juilliard School N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Benedictine Fathers of the Priory San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Kind, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 25,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Boston Medical Center Corporation N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 15,650
Braven Incorporated N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Burlingame Regional Community of the Sisters of Mercy of the CA Other Donor Advised 2019 750
Community Initiatives CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Congregation Beth Am CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 -20,000
Marlow Guitar International Incorporated MD Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Medha Corp MA Education Donor Advised 2019 53,000
Council on American-Islamic Relations California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,600
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation MD Health Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Meridian Institute CO General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 44,466
Mongabayorg Corporation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Page SUM 110,316

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Utah Film Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
West Marin Community Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Alma College United States Higher Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
California Native Plant Society United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Center for Global Development United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 333,550
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Juilliard School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Benedictine Fathers of the Priory United States Education Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Kind, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 25,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Boston Medical Center Corporation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 15,650
Braven Incorporated United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Page SUM 643,450

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13280 records found.