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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
National Association for Family School and Community Engagem N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 668
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Exploratorium San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Solar Electric Light Fund N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 600
A Woman's Nation N/A CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Jews for Jesus San Francisco CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Blue Planet Foundation N/A HI United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 132,000
Best Buddies International, Inc. N/A MA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Menlowe Ballet San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bring Change 2 Mind San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Ruskin Group Theatre Company N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Cobscook Community Learning Center N/A ME United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Jackson County Child Abuse Task Force N/A OR United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Global Fund For Women, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church N/A GA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Democracy Earth Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Belay Global N/A IL United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 327,268

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
National Association for Family School and Community Engagem N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 668
The Nueva School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Exploratorium San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Solar Electric Light Fund N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 600
A Woman's Nation N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Jews for Jesus San Francisco Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Blue Planet Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 132,000
Best Buddies International, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Menlowe Ballet San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bring Change 2 Mind San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Ruskin Group Theatre Company N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Cobscook Community Learning Center N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Jackson County Child Abuse Task Force N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Global Fund For Women, Inc. San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Democracy Earth Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Belay Global N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 327,268

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor-UCLA Med CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Catholic Charities USA MD Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cornell University IA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
2430 Arts Alliance CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Polaris Project DC Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,683
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Grassroots Leadership Inc TX Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 80,000
Children's Defense Fund DC Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Canary Fund CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Tides Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Japantown Community Benefit District Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Duke University NC Education Donor Advised 2018 -33
University of Washington Foundation WA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 80,000
University of Florida Foundation Inc FL Education Donor Advised 2018 -25,500
Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Prisoners Legal Services of New York Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 170,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,224,150

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Immigrant Defenders Law Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 310,000
Boise State University Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Airlink Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Environmental Council Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hawaii Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Redwood City Elementary School District United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Hadassah, The Women's Zionist Organization of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Battery Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Truck of Love United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Interfaith Committee for Detained Immigrants United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Centro Legal De La Raza, Inc. United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
New Creation Home Ministries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Theiss Research United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 3,150
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 3,232,100

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13110 records found.