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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Sponsors for Educational Opportunity Inc San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values N/A MA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 550,000
The Living Desert N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 12,000
The Salvation Army N/A PA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Bolinas Museum Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
The University Corporation San Francisco State San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Tidepool Project Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
California State University Fresno Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Truckee Tahoe Community Foundation N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,200
United States Equestrian Team Foundation Inc N/A NJ United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 300,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Charter Fund Inc N/A CO United States Education Donor Advised 2019 8,900
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill N/A NC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Urban Justice Center N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 -300,000
Page SUM 823,850

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Sponsors for Educational Opportunity Inc San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 550,000
The Living Desert N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 12,000
The Salvation Army N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Bolinas Museum Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Alzheimer's Aid Society of Northern California Inc. N/A Other Donor Advised 2019 250
The University Corporation San Francisco State San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Tidepool Project Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
California State University Fresno Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Truckee Tahoe Community Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,200
United States Equestrian Team Foundation Inc N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 300,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Charter Fund Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 8,900
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Urban Justice Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 -300,000
Page SUM 822,100

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Teach for America, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
The Primary School - East Palo Alto CA Education Donor Advised 2019 -4,014
The UCLA Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Unitarian Universalist Association MA Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Unity Palo Alto CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,400
University of Illinois Foundation IL Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
California Family Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Upward Roots Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
CASA of San Mateo County CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Center for Election Science IL Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,800,000
William J. Brennan Jr. Center for Justice, Inc. NY Sciences Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Charity Fair Horse Show CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia PA Health Donor Advised 2019 50,000
World Conference of Religions for Peace Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 1,993,786

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Sponsors for Educational Opportunity Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Teen Success, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 550,000
The Living Desert United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 12,000
The Salvation Army United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Bolinas Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
The University Corporation San Francisco State United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Tidepool Project United States Health Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
California State University Fresno Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Truckee Tahoe Community Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,200
United States Equestrian Team Foundation Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 300,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Charter Fund Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 8,900
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Urban Justice Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 -300,000
Page SUM 823,850

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13280 records found.