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.

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Don't Ever Give Up, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 -52,413
Pine Street Inn, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 700
Medical Benevolence Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
FJC - A Foundation of Philanthropic Funds N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Sonoma Speaker Series N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
At the Crossroads San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Brighter Green, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 380,000
Families for Justice as Healing Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Ujima Adult and Family Services Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Battery Foundation San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Art in Action San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Texas A&M Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250
American Studies Assn N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Ten Times Ten LLC N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Page SUM 604,237

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation MD Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lehigh University PA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pacific Research Institute for Public Policy CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Salvation Army VA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Rogue Valley Symphony Association OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
United Way of Northern California CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Unified School District CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Teen Success, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Anti-Defamation League NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Sequoia Adult School Scholars CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,588
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 179,317
Iowa State University Foundation IA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Uplift Family Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated MA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 350,000
CALmatters CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Puente de la Costa Sur CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 656,405

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