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)
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Free Speech for People Inc N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
West Valley Elementary School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Mark and Emily Turner Memorial Library Charitable Trust N/A ME United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 425
Direct Relief N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association N/A IA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
50Can Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 188,000
Mentors International N/A UT United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 9,100
The Courage Campaign Institute N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CelebrateMercy N/A OH United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Kailash Satyarthi Childrens Foundation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Bay Area Furniture Bank Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Rainforest Trust N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Free Speech for People Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
West Valley Elementary School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Mark and Emily Turner Memorial Library Charitable Trust N/A Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2018 425
Direct Relief N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
50Can Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 188,000
Mentors International N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 9,100
The Courage Campaign Institute N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CelebrateMercy N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Kailash Satyarthi Childrens Foundation of America, Inc. N/A Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Bay Area Furniture Bank Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Rainforest Trust N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Mid-Peninsula Boys & Girls Club, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Crohn's & Colitis Foundation Inc MN Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Park Foundation DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Exhibition District CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,670
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Carter Center, Inc. GA International Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 450
3rd I South Asian Independent Film CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wagner Society of Northern California CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,000
UFW Foundation CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Trustees of the Smith College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Skid Row Running Club A Nonprofit Mutual Benefit Corporation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Intermuseum Conservation Association OH Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Unbound KS Human Services Donor Advised 2018 960
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 721,080

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Free Speech for People Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
West Valley Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Mark and Emily Turner Memorial Library Charitable Trust United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Social Good Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 425
Direct Relief United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
50Can Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 188,000
Mentors International United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 9,100
The Courage Campaign Institute United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CelebrateMercy United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Kailash Satyarthi Childrens Foundation of America, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Bay Area Furniture Bank United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Rainforest Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Page SUM 633,225

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13110 records found.