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)
Southern Exposure San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
St. Anthony's Catholic Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,400
American Studies Assn N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Star Struck Productions Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Talkingpoints San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
The Art of Problem Solving Foundation N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Battery Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 20,000
The Four-Eighteen Project N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,600
The NYC Leadership Academy, Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 600,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Theatre First Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Tipping Point Community San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. San Mateo CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
We Got Us Now Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Wildlife Conservation Society N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
World Animal Protection N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 781,498
Page SUM 1,978,148

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Southern Exposure San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
St. Anthony's Catholic Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,400
American Studies Assn N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Star Struck Productions Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Talkingpoints San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
The Art of Problem Solving Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Battery Foundation San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 20,000
The Four-Eighteen Project N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,600
The NYC Leadership Academy, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 600,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 250
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Theatre First Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Tipping Point Community San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. San Mateo International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
We Got Us Now Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Wildlife Conservation Society N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
World Animal Protection N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 781,498
Page SUM 1,978,148

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
The Trust for Hidden Villa CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
There With Care of the Bay Area CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
UC Santa Barbara Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Williams College MA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
University of Washington Foundation WA Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System CA Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Washington University MO Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Adopt A Family Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Infact MA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 15,000
International Planned Parenthood Federation NY Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
JDRF International NY Health Donor Advised 2019 250
John Paul Stevens Fellowship Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Kenyon College OH Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
LatinoJustice PRLDEF NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Page SUM 772,450

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Southern Exposure United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
St. Anthony's Catholic Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,400
American Studies Assn United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Star Struck Productions United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sunnyvale Community Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Talkingpoints United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
The Art of Problem Solving Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Battery Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 20,000
The Four-Eighteen Project United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,600
The NYC Leadership Academy, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 600,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Theatre First United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Tipping Point Community United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
We Got Us Now Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Wildlife Conservation Society United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
World Animal Protection United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 781,498
Page SUM 1,978,148

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13280 records found.