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)
American Himalayan Foundation San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Museum of Fine Arts N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pie Ranch N/A CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Brooklyn Community Bail Fund, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Abode Services Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Boys & Girls Clubs of Monterey County N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Outdoor Outreach N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Griffith University N/A QLD Australia Education Donor Advised 2018 3,100
The Berner-Garde Foundation N/A CO United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Enterprise Community Partners Inc N/A MD United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
California Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Jews for Jesus San Francisco CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 2,600
Town School for Boys San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Kainos Home & Training Center for the Developmentally Disabl San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Faithful Fools Street Ministry San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
National Research Council of Italy N/A Italy Education Donor Advised 2018 3,400
National Multiple Sclerosis Society N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 1,714,850

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
American Himalayan Foundation San Francisco International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Museum of Fine Arts N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pie Ranch N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Brooklyn Community Bail Fund, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Abode Services Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Boys & Girls Clubs of Monterey County N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Outdoor Outreach N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Griffith University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 3,100
The Berner-Garde Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Enterprise Community Partners Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
California Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Jews for Jesus San Francisco Other Donor Advised 2018 2,600
Town School for Boys San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Kainos Home & Training Center for the Developmentally Disabl San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Faithful Fools Street Ministry San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
National Research Council of Italy N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 3,400
National Multiple Sclerosis Society N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 1,714,850

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Triton Museum of Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
The UCLA Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
New Israel Fund ME Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
There With Care of the Bay Area CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Korean American Community Foundation of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Governor Dummer Academy MA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Our Pack, Inc. CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Art in Action CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 800
From the Heart Productions Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Creates CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Community Supported Shelters OR Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Colorado Montessori Association CO Education Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Patient Empowerment Network WA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Strong City Baltimore MD Community Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Parent Revolution, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Economic Policy Institute DC Sciences Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Enroll Indy Inc IN Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
National Association of Adventurous Black Women CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,047,050

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
American Himalayan Foundation United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Museum of Fine Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pie Ranch United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Brooklyn Community Bail Fund, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Abode Services United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Boys & Girls Clubs of Monterey County United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Outdoor Outreach United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Griffith University Australia Education Donor Advised 2018 3,100
The Berner-Garde Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Enterprise Community Partners Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
California Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Jews for Jesus United States Other Donor Advised 2018 2,600
Town School for Boys United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Kainos Home & Training Center for the Developmentally Disabl United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Faithful Fools Street Ministry United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
National Research Council of Italy Italy Education Donor Advised 2018 3,400
National Multiple Sclerosis Society United States Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Beneficent Technology Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 1,714,850

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13110 records found.