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)
St. Timothy School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Community Gatepath San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Sun Valley Summer Symphony, Inc. N/A ID United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Teruah N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 100,000
St Denis Parish San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The 74 Media, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Duke University N/A NC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
The Sato Project, Inc. N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
The Voter Participation Center N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Enterprise for Youth San Francisco CA United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund Inc N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Tides Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000,000
Trustees of Phillips Academy N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Feeding America N/A DC United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 3,000
FoodCorps, Inc. N/A OR United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 25,000
FPF Education and Innovation Foundation N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,999,961
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 8,500
Page SUM 9,480,461

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
St. Timothy School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Community Gatepath San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Sun Valley Summer Symphony, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Teruah N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 100,000
St Denis Parish San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The 74 Media, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Duke University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
The Sato Project, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
The Voter Participation Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Enterprise for Youth San Francisco Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Tides Foundation San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000,000
Trustees of Phillips Academy N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Feeding America N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2019 3,000
FoodCorps, Inc. N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2019 25,000
FPF Education and Innovation Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,999,961
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 8,500
Page SUM 9,480,461

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
The Dalmatian Dreams Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
CSU Fullerton Auxiliary Services Corporation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
The Nature Conservancy of California CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
The San Francisco Housing Accelerator Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Dignity and Power Now CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 -250,000
East Bay Agency for Children CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Teen Success, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
The Voter Participation Center DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Tides Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Eddy House NV Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000,000
United Nations Foundation Inc DC General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 80,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
University of Oregon Foundation OR Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Utah Film Center UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Foundation for a College Education CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 6,695,200

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
St. Timothy School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Community Gatepath United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Sun Valley Summer Symphony, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Teruah United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 100,000
St Denis Parish United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The 74 Media, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Duke University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500
The Nature Conservancy of California United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
The Sato Project, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
The Voter Participation Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Enterprise for Youth United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Tides Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000,000
Trustees of Phillips Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Feeding America United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 3,000
FoodCorps, Inc. United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 25,000
FPF Education and Innovation Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,999,961
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 8,500
Page SUM 9,480,461

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13280 records found.