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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
North Star Fund, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 3,000
ODC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 9,000
Born This Way Foundation N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Death Penalty Focus San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. N/A NY United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 700
ReSurge International Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Rosalie Rendu, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 900
Marin Theatre Company Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Saint Paul Catholic Center N/A UT United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,400
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Jose Taiko Group Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,200
Sawtooth Society Inc N/A ID United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
American Society for the Protection of Nature Israel Inc N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Town School for Boys San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Turtle Island Restoration Network Marin CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
United in Harmony N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Foundation for Excellence, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,600
All Five San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Page SUM 402,300

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
North Star Fund, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 3,000
ODC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 9,000
Born This Way Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Death Penalty Focus San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. N/A Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 700
ReSurge International Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Rosalie Rendu, Inc. San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 900
Marin Theatre Company Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Saint Paul Catholic Center N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,400
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Jose Taiko Group Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,200
Sawtooth Society Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
American Society for the Protection of Nature Israel Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Town School for Boys San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Turtle Island Restoration Network Marin Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
United in Harmony N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Foundation for Excellence, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 5,600
All Five San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Page SUM 402,300

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Mid-Peninsula Boys & Girls Club, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Scripted, Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
United States Squash Racquets Association Inc NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
AmeriCares Foundation, Inc. CT Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 3,500
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
University of Utah UT Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Venture For America, Inc. NY Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Wait List Zero NY Health Donor Advised 2019 50,000
From the Heart Productions Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2019 300
Woodrow Wilson Elementary School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
All Saints Episcopal Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Handful Players Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Hillel the Foundation for Jewish Campus Life VA Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Hospital for Special Surgery Fund, Inc. NY Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Community Outreach and Patient Empowerment Inc NM Health Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 300
Page SUM 215,750

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
North Star Fund, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 3,000
ODC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 9,000
Born This Way Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Death Penalty Focus United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 700
ReSurge International United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Rosalie Rendu, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 900
Marin Theatre Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Saint Paul Catholic Center United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,400
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Jose Taiko Group Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,200
Sawtooth Society Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
American Society for the Protection of Nature Israel Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Town School for Boys United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Turtle Island Restoration Network United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
United in Harmony United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Foundation for Excellence, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,600
All Five United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Page SUM 402,300

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13280 records found.