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)
Bay Area Omni Foundation for the Performing Arts Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -2,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Human Rights Campaign Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Women Against Rape San Francisco CA United States Donor Advised 2018 200
St. Francis High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Valley Christian Schools Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Kilauea Point Natural History Association N/A HI United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Carnegie Institution of Washington N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Health Connected San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
CHAC Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,500
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Smithsonian Institution N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Somos Mayfair Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The UCLA Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 24,000
Marshall Project Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,200,000
Friends for Survival N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,751,200

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Bay Area Omni Foundation for the Performing Arts Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -2,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Human Rights Campaign Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Women Against Rape San Francisco Donor Advised 2018 200
St. Francis High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Valley Christian Schools Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Kilauea Point Natural History Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Carnegie Institution of Washington N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Health Connected San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
CHAC Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 3,500
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Smithsonian Institution N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Somos Mayfair Inc Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The UCLA Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 24,000
Marshall Project Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,200,000
Friends for Survival N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,751,200

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Big Oak Ranch, Inc. AL Human Services Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Enloe Medical Center CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation for Hearing Research, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 17,500
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Documentary, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Upstream USA Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 325
New England Conservatory of Music MA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Continental Divide Trail Coalition CO Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Glaucoma Research Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,450
Sierra Waldorf School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
AEROBridge CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -50,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Homeless Garden Project CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 24,000
Council on American-Islamic Relations California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 225,975

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Bay Area Omni Foundation for the Performing Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -2,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Human Rights Campaign Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Congregation Beth Am United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Women Against Rape United States Donor Advised 2018 200
St. Francis High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Valley Christian Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Kilauea Point Natural History Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Carnegie Institution of Washington United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Health Connected United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
CHAC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,500
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Smithsonian Institution United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Somos Mayfair Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Mateo County Historical Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 24,000
Marshall Project Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,200,000
Friends for Survival United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,751,200

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13110 records found.