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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Unified School District San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Niles Rotary Foundation Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
HandsOn Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ice911 Research Corporation San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Center for Young Women's Development San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Minnesota Indian Womens Sexual Assault Coalition N/A MN United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Project TF San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Ross Valley Charter School Marin CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Innovations for Poverty Action N/A CT United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 30,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sunnyvale Community Players Santa Clara CA United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
One Degree San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Momentum Community Inc N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Santa Barbara Symphony Orchestra Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Campaign for Black Male Achievement Inc N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 710,750

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Unified School District San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Niles Rotary Foundation Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
HandsOn Bay Area San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ice911 Research Corporation San Mateo Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Center for Young Women's Development San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Minnesota Indian Womens Sexual Assault Coalition N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Project TF San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Ross Valley Charter School Marin Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Innovations for Poverty Action N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 30,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sunnyvale Community Players Santa Clara Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
One Degree San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Momentum Community Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Santa Barbara Symphony Orchestra Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Campaign for Black Male Achievement Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 710,750

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Roy Gomm Parent Faculty Association NV Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 178,000
Regents of the University of Michigan MI Education Donor Advised 2018 247,431
Conservation Earth, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
University of Arizona Foundation AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Holy Spirit School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 8,600
Policy Innovators in Education Network Inc MN Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Coastal Watershed Council CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,100
Back On My Feet PA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur California Province CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Domestic Violence Foundation OR Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Guide Dogs for the Blind, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild MA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 1,484,631

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