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)
Youth Radio Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Michael J. Fox Foundation For Parkinson's Research N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Pandemonium Aviaries Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
100 Women Charitable Foundation, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Alzheimer's Foundation of America, Inc. N/A NY United States Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Foundation, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,500
American University N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 75,000
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Marine Biological Laboratory N/A MA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 583,307
Norman Regional Health Foundation N/A OK United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Art of Yoga Project Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
City Church San Francisco a Congregation of Reformed Church San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 25,000
College Foundation of the University of Virginia N/A VA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Bay Area Discovery Museum Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 23,500
Big Life Foundation USA N/A WA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 788,307

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
CorpsAfrica N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 -10,000
Taking Out Toxo N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 20,000
The Alliance for Climate Protection N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Culture and Art Society of Ethiopia N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 282,290
DigDeep Right to Water Project N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 125,000
The Four-Eighteen Project N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,200
The Nueva School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Theater Mu Incorporated N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Environmental Grantmakers Association N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,766
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Tipping Point Community San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Trustees of the Smith College N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Frost Valley YMCA N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 4,000
German School of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 8,000
University of Ulster N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Page SUM 744,156

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,500
The University of Texas at Austin United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Tides Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 18,000
Essie Justice Group United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Trust for Public Land United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Food & Water Watch United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,150,000
Foundation for Regional Transit United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Friends of Stevens Creek Trail United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Gateway Public Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
GiveWell United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 100,000
University of Queensland in America Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 89,774
Good Shepherd Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Guiding Eyes for the Blind Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Wesleyan University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 16,100
Hillsborough Schools Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Wilson Volunteer Fire Department Association Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Page SUM 3,076,424

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