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)
Northern California Grantmakers San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Office of the Appellate Defender, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Patient Empowerment Network N/A WA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,040
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pets in Need Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Poverty and Race Research Action Council N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 105,300
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Public Foundation Agency for Development Initiatives N/A Kyrgyzstan Community Development Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Reading Results N/A OR United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A MI United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Aurora Theatre Company Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Bay Area Lyme Foundation San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Francisco Art and Film Program San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sanergy, Inc. N/A GA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 6,850
Sea Shepherd Conservation Society N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Page SUM 1,228,440

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Northern California Grantmakers San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Office of the Appellate Defender, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Patient Empowerment Network N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 5,040
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pets in Need Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte Inc Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Poverty and Race Research Action Council N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 105,300
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Public Foundation Agency for Development Initiatives N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Reading Results N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Aurora Theatre Company Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Bay Area Lyme Foundation San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Francisco Art and Film Program San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sanergy, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 6,850
Sea Shepherd Conservation Society N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Page SUM 1,228,440

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services TX International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Resonate Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 4,400
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Basketball to Uplift the Youth Inc. DC Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
Sesame Workshop NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Boy Scouts of America CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Bridges Community Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Soles 4 Souls TN International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sports Challenge TX Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
California Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Caminar CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc TN Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Success Academy Charter Schools Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Casa Familiar, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Center for Climate Protection CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Chan Zuckerberg Biohub, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 -55,000,000
Page SUM -52,528,650

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Northern California Grantmakers United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Office of the Appellate Defender, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Patient Empowerment Network United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,040
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Poverty and Race Research Action Council United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 105,300
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Public Foundation Agency for Development Initiatives Kyrgyzstan Community Development Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Reading Results United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Regents of the University of Michigan United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Aurora Theatre Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Bay Area Lyme Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Francisco Art and Film Program United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Bill Wilson Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sanergy, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 6,850
Sea Shepherd Conservation Society United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Page SUM 1,228,440

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13280 records found.