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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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)
East Oakland Boxing Association Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Cancer CAREpoint Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
French American International School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Menlowe Ballet San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Conservation Colorado Education Fund N/A CO United States Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bat Conservation International, Inc. N/A TX United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Netherland-America Foundation Incorporated N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Education Fund San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Cancer Commons Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Jewish Community of Amherst Inc. N/A MA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 360
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Santa Barbara Education Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mercy for Animals N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 270,560

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
East Oakland Boxing Association Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Cancer CAREpoint Inc Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
French American International School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Menlowe Ballet San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Conservation Colorado Education Fund N/A Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bat Conservation International, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Netherland-America Foundation Incorporated N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Education Fund San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Cancer Commons Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Jewish Community of Amherst Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 360
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Santa Barbara Education Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mercy for Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Marin Montessori School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Opportunity International, Inc. IL Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Nine Lives Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Art of Yoga Project CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Asian Pacific Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Supporting Initiatives to Redistribute Unused Medicine-Sirum CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Institute of Technology CA Education Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm CA Other Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Film Society CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Common Market Philadelphia Inc PA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
College Track CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
GLAAD Inc NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 15,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Dream Corps CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Carnegie Hill Neighbors Inc NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 3,386,500

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
East Oakland Boxing Association United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Cancer CAREpoint Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
French American International School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Menlowe Ballet United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Conservation Colorado Education Fund United States Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bat Conservation International, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Netherland-America Foundation Incorporated United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Education Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Cancer Commons United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Jewish Community of Amherst Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 360
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Santa Barbara Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 270,560

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13110 records found.