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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Gathering 4 Gardner Inc N/A MI United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Khan Academy Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Amplifier Foundation N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Global Fund For Women, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Fugees Family Inc N/A GA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Hawes Elementary San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Utah Film Center N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 165,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
India Community Center, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Auburn Theological Seminary N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 150,000
SPUR San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Downtown Women's Center N/A CA United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Simon Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 3,168,925

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Gathering 4 Gardner Inc N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Khan Academy Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Amplifier Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Global Fund For Women, Inc. San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Fugees Family Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Hawes Elementary San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Utah Film Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 165,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
India Community Center, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Auburn Theological Seminary N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 150,000
SPUR San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Downtown Women's Center N/A Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Simon Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 3,168,925

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Gilroy Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 306,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Girls Middle School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
ODC CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Gateway Community Church TX Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,300
Outdoor Outreach CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Committee for Green Foothills CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Outreach and Recreation Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
JDRF International NY Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Antioch Community Church of Waltham MA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sacred Heart Community Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Francisco General Hospital Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Life International NC Religion Donor Advised 2018 80,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Alliance Defending Freedom AZ Other Donor Advised 2018 90,000
San Francisco State University Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,086,757
Page SUM 2,723,607

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Gathering 4 Gardner Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Khan Academy Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Amplifier Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Global Fund For Women, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Fugees Family Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Hawes Elementary United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Utah Film Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 165,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
India Community Center, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Auburn Theological Seminary United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 150,000
SPUR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Downtown Women's Center United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Simon Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 3,168,925

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13110 records found.