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)
Equal Justice Initiative N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Thorn N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500,000
Triton Museum of Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
First Presbyterian Church of Burlingame San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Foundation for Appalachian Kentucky Inc N/A KY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 750,000
United Negro College Fund, Inc. N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Friends for Survival N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Future of Life Institute N/A MA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 100,000
University of Massachusetts Amherst Foundation, Inc. N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Upward Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Girls To Women San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Cabrillo Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
California State University Fresno Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. San Mateo CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Alfanar Inc US N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Grey Bears N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Hamilton Families San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 3,475,500

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Equal Justice Initiative N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Thorn N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500,000
Triton Museum of Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
First Presbyterian Church of Burlingame San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Foundation for Appalachian Kentucky Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 750,000
United Negro College Fund, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Friends for Survival N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Future of Life Institute N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 100,000
University of Massachusetts Amherst Foundation, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Upward Scholars Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Girls To Women San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Cabrillo Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 500
California State University Fresno Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. San Mateo International Development Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Alfanar Inc US N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Grey Bears N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Hamilton Families San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 3,475,500

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 300
The Salvation Army CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Cross Catholic Outreach, Inc. FL International Development Donor Advised 2019 102,884
Detroit Justice Center MI Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 385
Team4Tech Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The University of Texas at Austin TX Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 110,000
Trustees of Boston University MA Education Donor Advised 2019 7,500
United Methodist Church of Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 400
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated NY Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. MA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 15,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of Massachusetts MA Education Donor Advised 2019 -3,188
Filoli Center CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
VillageReach WA Education Donor Advised 2019 31,211
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Fusion Partnerships Inc. MD Community Development Donor Advised 2019 139,250
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 466,742

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Equal Justice Initiative United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Thorn United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500,000
Triton Museum of Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
First Presbyterian Church of Burlingame United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Foundation for Appalachian Kentucky Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 750,000
United Negro College Fund, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Friends for Survival United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Future of Life Institute United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 100,000
University of Massachusetts Amherst Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Upward Scholars United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Girls To Women United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Cabrillo Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
California State University Fresno Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Alfanar Inc US United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Grey Bears United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Hamilton Families United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 3,475,500

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13280 records found.