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)
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
University of the Pacific N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Vanuatu National Statistics Office N/A Vanuatu Human Services Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Voter Registration Project Education Fund N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Women Make Movies Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. N/A FL United States Other Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 750
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Junipero Serra High School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
KIPP Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 -40,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Leadership Scholarship, Inc. N/A MN United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Alaska Conservation Foundation N/A AK United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Los Altos Educational Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Magical Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Mayors Fund for Los Angeles N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Amnesty International of the USA Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Artists Association of Nantucket N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 1,359,950

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 500
University of the Pacific N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Vanuatu National Statistics Office N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Voter Registration Project Education Fund N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Women Make Movies Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. N/A Other Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 750
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Junipero Serra High School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
KIPP Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 -40,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Leadership Scholarship, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Alaska Conservation Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Los Altos Educational Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Magical Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Mayors Fund for Los Angeles N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Amnesty International of the USA Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Artists Association of Nantucket N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 1,359,950

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
American Institute for Stuttering Treatment & Professional T NY Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Music of Bhutan Research Center CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Battery Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 25,000
National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy DC General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
New Schools Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000,000
Northwestern University IL Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,250
BrightFocus Foundation MD Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Okizu Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2019 7,500
California Equine Foundation KY Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Caminar CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 94,300
Peninsula Arts Guild CA Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
CASA of San Mateo County CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Center for Digital Democracy DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Phillips Exeter Academy NH Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Chapman University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 130,853
Page SUM 4,372,603

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
University of the Pacific United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Vanuatu National Statistics Office Vanuatu Human Services Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Voter Registration Project Education Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Women Make Movies Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 750
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Junipero Serra High School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
KIPP Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 -40,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Leadership Scholarship, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Alaska Conservation Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Los Altos Educational Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Magical Bridge Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Mayors Fund for Los Angeles United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Amnesty International of the USA Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Artists Association of Nantucket United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 1,359,950

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13280 records found.