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)
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
The Alliance for Climate Protection N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Cultural Heritage Imaging San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
DigDeep Right to Water Project N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 100,000
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Tipping Point Community San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Trustees of Reservations N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Feminist Majority Foundation N/A VA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 12,500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,600
UNIDOSUS N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Free at Last Community Recovery and Rehabilitation Services San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 90,000
Friends Seminary N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
University of the Pacific N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Global Fund For Women, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Great Books Foundation N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Vascular Cures San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 1,781,900

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
The Alliance for Climate Protection N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Cultural Heritage Imaging San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
DigDeep Right to Water Project N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 100,000
The Nueva School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Tipping Point Community San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Trustees of Reservations N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Feminist Majority Foundation N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 12,500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,600
UNIDOSUS N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Free at Last Community Recovery and Rehabilitation Services San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2019 90,000
Friends Seminary N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
University of the Pacific N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Global Fund For Women, Inc. San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Great Books Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Vascular Cures San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 1,781,900

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Pilot Light IL Food Security Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Planned Parenthood of the Columbia Willamette, Inc. OR Health Donor Advised 2019 200
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Radio Pooya CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Alliance for Innovative Regulation Institute DC Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2019 200,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Respite and Research for Alzheimers Disease CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Root Capital, Inc. MA International Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
AARP Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
American Institute of Mathematics CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Saint Paul Catholic Center UT Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,400
San Francisco Opera Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Battery Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Schola Cantorum Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 250
Best Buddies International, Inc. FL Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 333,250
Shadhika Project, Inc. CO International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Page SUM 1,489,000

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
The Alliance for Climate Protection United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Cultural Heritage Imaging United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
DigDeep Right to Water Project United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 100,000
The Nueva School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Tipping Point Community United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Trustees of Reservations United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Feminist Majority Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 12,500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,600
UNIDOSUS United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Free at Last Community Recovery and Rehabilitation Services United States Health Donor Advised 2019 90,000
Friends Seminary United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
University of the Pacific United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Global Fund For Women, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Great Books Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Vascular Cures United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 1,781,900

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13280 records found.