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)
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Ten Times Ten LLC N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -10,000
Results in Education Foundation N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Trustees of Tufts College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 625
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Square Peg Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000,000
Educate! N/A CO United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
New Conservatory San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,200
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Asian American Donor Program Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Niskanen Center, Inc. N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
National Spasmodic Dysphonia Association N/A IL United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New Creation Home Ministries San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
PGHH Buddhist Center Inc Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
CASA of Jackson County, Inc. N/A OR United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 10,654,775

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Ten Times Ten LLC N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -10,000
Results in Education Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Trustees of Tufts College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 625
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Square Peg Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000,000
Educate! N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
New Conservatory San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,200
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Asian American Donor Program Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Niskanen Center, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
National Spasmodic Dysphonia Association N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New Creation Home Ministries San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
PGHH Buddhist Center Inc Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
CASA of Jackson County, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 10,654,775

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Chabad Synagogues, Inc. CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Opportunity Fund Community Development CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Women Donors Network CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 800,000
Jesuit Worldwide Learning Higher Education at the Margins US WA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Almaden Neighborhood Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Morris Animal Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Catholic Relief Services, Inc. MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Center for Mind-Body Medicine DC Health Donor Advised 2018 1,200,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 800
FUSE Corps CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 290,000
CASA of San Mateo County CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Cutting Ball Theater CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,300
Upstart Bay Area CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Uplift Family Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hood River County Education Foundation Inc OR Education Donor Advised 2018 900
Page SUM 2,380,300

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Ballet Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Ten Times Ten LLC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -10,000
Results in Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Trustees of Tufts College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 625
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Square Peg Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000,000
Educate! United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
New Conservatory United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,200
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Asian American Donor Program United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Niskanen Center, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
National Spasmodic Dysphonia Association United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New Creation Home Ministries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
PGHH Buddhist Center Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
CASA of Jackson County, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 10,654,775

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13110 records found.