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)
American Society of the University of Haifa N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Plan of Action for Challenging Times Inc San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Ignatius Loyola Parish N/A NY United States Donor Advised 2018 2,500
International Earthlight Alliance N/A AZ United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,500
JBI International, Inc. N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Sandia Search Dogs N/A NM United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Sumba Foundation N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Nine Gates Programs, Inc. N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Rainforest Action Network San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
March of Dimes Inc. N/A GA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Ventura County Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A MN United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 750
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Friends of UNFPA, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Casa De Clara Catholic Worker Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 600
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
American Society of the University of Haifa N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Plan of Action for Challenging Times Inc San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Ignatius Loyola Parish N/A Donor Advised 2018 2,500
International Earthlight Alliance N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,500
JBI International, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Sandia Search Dogs N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Sumba Foundation N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Nine Gates Programs, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Rainforest Action Network San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
March of Dimes Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Ventura County Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 750
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Friends of UNFPA, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Casa De Clara Catholic Worker Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 600
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
American Society of the University of Haifa United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Plan of Action for Challenging Times Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Ignatius Loyola Parish United States Donor Advised 2018 2,500
International Earthlight Alliance United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,500
JBI International, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Sandia Search Dogs United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Sumba Foundation United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Nine Gates Programs, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Rainforest Action Network United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
March of Dimes Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Ventura County Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 750
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Friends of UNFPA, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Casa De Clara Catholic Worker United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 600
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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13110 records found.