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)
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics N/A Canada Health Donor Advised 2019 -38,230
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Poor People's Radio Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 4,178
Ravenswood City Elementary School District San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A OK United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Rhythmix Cultural Works Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Rotary Club of Woodside-Portola Valley Foundation Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2019 -1,000
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,500
San Francisco Sailing Science Center, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Community Foundation Sonoma County Sonoma CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Genesis LA Economic Growth Corporation N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 230,098

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Equi-Ed Inc Sonoma Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Pro Bono Net, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250,000
American Atheists, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Public Citizen Foundation, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Reach Out Alumni Assistance Network Association N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 400
American Gateways N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 6,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Rutgers University Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Diego Youth Symphony N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 400
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Sandia Search Dogs N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Scopa Has A Dream Inc Sonoma Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Page SUM 357,750

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
FOTC - SF Bay Area CA Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Trustees of Tufts College MA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Futures Without Violence CA Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 10,000
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500,000
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Colorado Grand Inc 3998 S Mariposa CO General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Geohazards International CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Voter Registration Project Education Fund DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Community Initiatives CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Congregation Beth Am CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 9,550
Global Conservation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Grant A Wish Inc. IL Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Yaffed Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 897,800

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Summit Public Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Synapse School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Equi-Ed Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Institute of Mathematics United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 60,000
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 4,178
The Nature Conservancy of California United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 100,000
The San Francisco School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,600
The Voter Participation Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Tides Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Trustees of Dartmouth College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
United Way of the Bay Area United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
College Track United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Community Foundation Sonoma County United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Genesis LA Economic Growth Corporation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Valle Monte League United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 876,528

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