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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Saint Paul Catholic Center N/A UT United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,400
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A IL United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Jose Taiko Group Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,200
Sawtooth Society Inc N/A ID United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
First Church of Christ Scientist N/A MA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Services for Brain Injury Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Forward Justice N/A NC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 450,000
Society of St Vincent de Paul N/A OR United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
African American Community Service Agency Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Hands at Work in Africa USA San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 240
Blue Engine Inc N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 7,000
St. Francis High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Stowarzyszenie Otwarte Klatki N/A Poland Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,100,000
Special Olympics North Carolina, Inc. N/A NC United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Team4Tech Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Fundacion Tarahumara Jose A. Llaguno N/A Mexico Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 55,000
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund Inc N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 1,830,540

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Saint Paul Catholic Center N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,400
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Jose Taiko Group Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,200
Sawtooth Society Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
First Church of Christ Scientist N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Services for Brain Injury Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Forward Justice N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 450,000
Society of St Vincent de Paul N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
African American Community Service Agency Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Hands at Work in Africa USA San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2019 240
Blue Engine Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 7,000
St. Francis High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Stowarzyszenie Otwarte Klatki N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,100,000
Special Olympics North Carolina, Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Team4Tech Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Fundacion Tarahumara Jose A. Llaguno N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 55,000
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 1,830,540

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Friends of the Palo Alto Children's Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
African Leadership Foundation NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Environmental Traveling Companions CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 18,000
Hopewell Fund DC General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
The Bay School of San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Tarjimly, Inc. CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
The Paris Review Foundation Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Grantmakers for Education OR General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Global Livingston Institute CO Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 6,850
First Civilizations Inc MO Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Trinity Presbyterian Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 250
Council on American-Islamic Relations California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Foundation for a College Education CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Unbound KS Human Services Donor Advised 2019 12,160
Americans United for Separation of Church and State Inc DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 300
Page SUM 530,060

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Saint Paul Catholic Center United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,400
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Jose Taiko Group Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,200
Sawtooth Society Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
First Church of Christ Scientist United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Services for Brain Injury United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Forward Justice United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 450,000
Society of St Vincent de Paul United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
African American Community Service Agency United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Hands at Work in Africa USA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 240
Blue Engine Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 7,000
St. Francis High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Stowarzyszenie Otwarte Klatki Poland Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,100,000
Special Olympics North Carolina, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Sustainable Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Team4Tech Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Fundacion Tarahumara Jose A. Llaguno Mexico Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 55,000
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 1,830,540

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13280 records found.