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)
Santa Barbara Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Greater NY Foundation N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A MI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 247,431
Taking Out Toxo N/A IL United States Health Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Dev Color San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Boys & Girls Clubs of Puerto Rico Inc N/A PR United States Other Donor Advised 2018 15,000
United States Association for UNHCR N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
CNRS N/A France Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -484
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Willow Oaks Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of Union College N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Center on Contemporary Art N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Dia Center for the Arts, Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Atlanta Women's Foundation, Inc. N/A GA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
100 Women Charitable Foundation, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 525,147

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Santa Barbara Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Greater NY Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 247,431
Taking Out Toxo N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Dev Color San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Boys & Girls Clubs of Puerto Rico Inc N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 15,000
United States Association for UNHCR N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
CNRS N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -484
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Willow Oaks Elementary School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of Union College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Center on Contemporary Art N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Dia Center for the Arts, Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Atlanta Women's Foundation, Inc. N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
100 Women Charitable Foundation, Inc. Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 525,147

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
La Clinica del Valle Family Health Care Center Inc OR Health Donor Advised 2018 23,000
American Council of Young Political Leaders, Inc. DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Create Good Foundation WA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 102,000

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Santa Barbara Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Greater NY Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Regents of the University of Michigan United States Education Donor Advised 2018 247,431
Taking Out Toxo United States Health Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Dev Color United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Boys & Girls Clubs of Puerto Rico Inc United States Other Donor Advised 2018 15,000
United States Association for UNHCR United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
CNRS France Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -484
San Francisco Ballet Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Adolescent Counseling Services United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Willow Oaks Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of Union College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Center on Contemporary Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Dia Center for the Arts, Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Atlanta Women's Foundation, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
100 Women Charitable Foundation, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 525,147

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13110 records found.