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)
Foundation of Greater Montreal N/A Canada General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Room to Read San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Redwood City Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Compass High School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Recovery Cafe San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
First Church of Christ Scientist Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PICO National Network Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Asperger Syndrome & High Functioning Autism Association Inc N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Francis High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Archaeological Conservancy N/A NM United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Royal Institution for the Advancement of Learning - McGill U N/A QC Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 177,930
NCGA Foundation N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco State University San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Southerners On New Ground N/A GA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 400,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Foundation of Greater Montreal N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Room to Read San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Redwood City Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Compass High School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Recovery Cafe San Jose Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
First Church of Christ Scientist Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PICO National Network Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Asperger Syndrome & High Functioning Autism Association Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Francis High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Archaeological Conservancy N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Royal Institution for the Advancement of Learning - McGill U N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 177,930
NCGA Foundation N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco State University San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Southerners On New Ground N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 400,000
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Foundation of Greater Montreal Canada General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Room to Read United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Redwood City Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Compass High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Recovery Cafe San Jose United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
United Way of the Bay Area United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
First Church of Christ Scientist United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PICO National Network United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Asperger Syndrome & High Functioning Autism Association Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Francis High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Archaeological Conservancy United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Royal Institution for the Advancement of Learning - McGill U Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 177,930
NCGA Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco State University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Southerners On New Ground United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 400,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 967,380

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13110 records found.