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)
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Marin Poetry Center Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lymelight Foundation Inc. San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Resource Area For Teaching Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
William Marsh Rice University N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Hillel the Foundation For Jewish Campus Life Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Educational Tall Ship Marin CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Francisco Friends School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
One Arizona N/A AZ United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights of San Francisco Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Women's Law Center N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The LIVESTRONG Foundation N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Djerassi Resident Artists Program San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
JDRF International N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Coast Guard Foundation, Inc. N/A CT United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 21,500
Alter Global N/A IL United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 575,500

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Marin Poetry Center Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lymelight Foundation Inc. San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Resource Area For Teaching Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
William Marsh Rice University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Hillel the Foundation For Jewish Campus Life Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Educational Tall Ship Marin Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Francisco Friends School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
One Arizona N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights of San Francisco Bay Area San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Women's Law Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The LIVESTRONG Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Djerassi Resident Artists Program San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
JDRF International N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Coast Guard Foundation, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 21,500
Alter Global N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 575,500

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Marin Poetry Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lymelight Foundation Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Resource Area For Teaching United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
William Marsh Rice University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Hillel the Foundation For Jewish Campus Life United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Educational Tall Ship United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Francisco Friends School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
One Arizona United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights of San Francisco Bay Area United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Cancer Connections United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Women's Law Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The LIVESTRONG Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Djerassi Resident Artists Program United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
JDRF International United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Coast Guard Foundation, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 21,500
Alter Global United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 575,500

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13110 records found.