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)
United Roots Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Thomas Merton Center for Catholic Spiritual Development PA Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Lincoln Law School of San Jose Endowment Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
American Documentary, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Educational Tall Ship Marin CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
BendFilm N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Project Mana N/A NV United States Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
350Seattleorg N/A WA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Family Connections San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights of San Francisco Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Montana Land Reliance N/A MT United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Coding It Forward Inc N/A MA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 3,828,250

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
American Heart Association Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Shakespeare Play On N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Montage Health N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Loyola Educational Corporation of Shreveport N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Bridges to Community Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Mission Asset Fund San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Heartbeat N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Maya's Hope Foundation Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Day School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
UC San Diego Foundation N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Karam Foundation NFP N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Art of Yoga Project Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
North Beach Citizens San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Chabad of Greater South Bay Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 498,200

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
American Heart Association Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Shakespeare Play On United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Montage Health United States Health Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Loyola Educational Corporation of Shreveport United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Bridges to Community Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Mission Asset Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Heartbeat United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Maya's Hope Foundation Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Day School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
UC San Diego Foundation United States Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Karam Foundation NFP United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Art of Yoga Project United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
North Beach Citizens United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Chabad of Greater South Bay United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 498,200

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13110 records found.