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)
Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Moreau Catholic High School Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 55,950
Auburn Symphony N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Forest Peoples Programme N/A England Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Businesses United in Investing Lending and Development San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
National Center for Civic Innovation Inc N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Nature Conservancy N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Reno Philharmonic Association, Inc. N/A NV United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Urban Justice Center N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Contemporary Jewish Museum San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Water Org Inc N/A MO United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jazz at the Ballroom Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Salvation Army San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 299
Temple Emanu-El of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Catticus Corporation Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
VisionSpring N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Moreau Catholic High School Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 55,950
Auburn Symphony N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Forest Peoples Programme N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Businesses United in Investing Lending and Development San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
National Center for Civic Innovation Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Nature Conservancy N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Reno Philharmonic Association, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Urban Justice Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Contemporary Jewish Museum San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Water Org Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jazz at the Ballroom Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Salvation Army San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 299
Temple Emanu-El of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Catticus Corporation Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
VisionSpring N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Marine Mammal Center United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Moreau Catholic High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 55,950
Auburn Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Forest Peoples Programme England Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Businesses United in Investing Lending and Development United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
National Center for Civic Innovation Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Nature Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Reno Philharmonic Association, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Urban Justice Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Contemporary Jewish Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Water Org Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jazz at the Ballroom Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Salvation Army United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 299
Temple Emanu-El of San Jose United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Catticus Corporation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
VisionSpring United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 1,237,049

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13110 records found.