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)
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
San Francisco Public Health Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
University of Southern California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid N/A England Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
March for Our Lives Foundation N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Dallas Holocaust Museum N/A TX United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Canine Companions for Independence Sonoma CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Center for Lesbian Rights San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Citizens Climate Education Corp. N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Trustees of Princeton University N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -25,000,000
Conversations du Monde N/A France Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 45,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Enterprise for Youth San Francisco CA United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bay Area San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
San Francisco Public Health Foundation San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
University of Southern California N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
March for Our Lives Foundation N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Dallas Holocaust Museum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Canine Companions for Independence Sonoma Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Center for Lesbian Rights San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Citizens Climate Education Corp. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Trustees of Princeton University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 -25,000,000
Conversations du Monde N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 45,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Enterprise for Youth San Francisco Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Consumer Reports Inc NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Wilderness Society CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planetree Health Library CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pop Up Zendo CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Plan of Action for Challenging Times Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Common Justice NY Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Mateo County Historical Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Nature Conservancy, Inc. VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting Inc NY Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Friends Of The Mandarin Scholars In The SMFCSD CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. NY Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula School, Ltd. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Mass Design Group MA International Development Donor Advised 2018 9,100
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Community School of Music & Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bay Area United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
San Francisco Public Health Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
University of Southern California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid England Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
March for Our Lives Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Dallas Holocaust Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Canine Companions for Independence United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Center for Lesbian Rights United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Citizens Climate Education Corp. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -25,000,000
Conversations du Monde France Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 45,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Enterprise for Youth United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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13110 records found.