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)
The Salvation Army Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Eluna N/A PA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
European Molecular Biology Laboratory N/A Germany Sciences Donor Advised 2019 2,288,038
The Volunteer Center Serving San Francisco and San Mateo Cou San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 284,446
Father Flanagans Boys Home N/A NE United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Foundation for the Mid South N/A MS United States Donor Advised 2019 -100,000
Friends of the Israel Defense Forces San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,200
United Way Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
University of California San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 431,250
University of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 14,000
Gay Pride Celebration Committee of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Glaucoma Research Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Utah Film Center N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 90,000
Vlaams Instituut voor Biotechnologie (VIB) N/A Belgium Education Donor Advised 2019 1,050,000
Governor Dummer Academy N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500
West Edge Opera Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Page SUM 4,181,084

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Community Foundation N/A Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2019 100,000
The Jewish Federations of North America, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 13,602
The Primary School - East Palo Alto San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The UCLA Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Environmental Traveling Companions San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Thread N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Troy Andrews Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Filoli Center San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Friends of Buford Park & Mt. Pisgah N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of Minnesota N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 89,448
Upward Scholars Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Rescue, Inc. San Francisco Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. San Mateo International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
We Players San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
GRID Alternatives Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Hands at Work in Africa USA San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2019 240
Wildlife Images Rehabilitation and Education Center N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
World Animal Protection N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 557,446
Higher Ground Sun Valley Inc N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 944,236

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Jackson Hole Conservation Alliance WY Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 10,775
Kappa Alpha Order Educational Foundation VA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Lanai Cat Sanctuary Inc. HI Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo Co CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 110,000
Link Media, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 400
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Mark Day School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 163,875

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Salvation Army United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Eluna United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
European Molecular Biology Laboratory Germany Sciences Donor Advised 2019 2,288,038
The Volunteer Center Serving San Francisco and San Mateo Cou United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Tides Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 284,446
Father Flanagans Boys Home United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Foundation for the Mid South United States Donor Advised 2019 -100,000
Friends of the Israel Defense Forces United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,200
United Way Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
University of California San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2019 431,250
University of San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2019 14,000
Gay Pride Celebration Committee of San Jose United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Glaucoma Research Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Utah Film Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 90,000
Vlaams Instituut voor Biotechnologie (VIB) Belgium Education Donor Advised 2019 1,050,000
Governor Dummer Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500
West Edge Opera United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Page SUM 4,181,084

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13280 records found.