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)
Braven Incorporated N/A IL United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Trustees of Tufts College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 39,942
Childfund International USA Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,354
Assyrian Arts Institute Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Joyful Heart Foundation N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
St Anthony Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A MI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
The Dunhuang Foundation Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Sutter Medical Center Foundation N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops N/A DC United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Trustees of Princeton University N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 165,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Daniel Pearl Foundation N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Hebrew Free Loan Association of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research N/A IL United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 1,307,546

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Braven Incorporated N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Trustees of Tufts College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 39,942
Childfund International USA Contra Costa Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,354
Assyrian Arts Institute Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Joyful Heart Foundation N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
The Nueva School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
St Anthony Foundation San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
The Dunhuang Foundation Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Sutter Medical Center Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Trustees of Princeton University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 165,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Daniel Pearl Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Hebrew Free Loan Association of San Francisco San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research N/A Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 1,307,546

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Boise Public Schools Education Foundation Inc ID Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Viewpoint Educational Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 8,500
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Teresa's Academy MO Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Irvine Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Optimistic Traveler CA Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 7,500
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
George School PA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Village School VA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Friends of the Columbia Gorge OR Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Climate Central, Inc. NJ Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
First Tee of North Flordia Inc. FL Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
St. Lawrence Elementary and Middle School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 180,000
The UC Davis Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Powerhouse Environmental Arts Foundation NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 43,333,333
Page SUM 43,825,983

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