Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

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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)
Tesseract Research Center Inc. N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
The Exploratorium San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Democracy Now Productions, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The National Jazz Museum in Harlem N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Salvation Army Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
The Vahagn Setian Charitable Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 175,000
FastFriends Greyhound Adoption of California, Inc. N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 9,500
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Friends of the Elephant Seal N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
United States Squash Racquets Association Inc N/A NY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
University of California San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 143,750
Gathering Inn N/A CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Glaucoma Research Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
University of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Utah Film Center N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Vivace Youth Chorus of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Governing Council of the University of Toronto N/A Canada Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
West Contra Costa Public Education Fund Contra Costa CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Tesseract Research Center Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
The Exploratorium San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Democracy Now Productions, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The National Jazz Museum in Harlem N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Salvation Army Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
The Vahagn Setian Charitable Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2019 175,000
FastFriends Greyhound Adoption of California, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 9,500
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Friends of the Elephant Seal N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
United States Squash Racquets Association Inc N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
University of California San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 143,750
Gathering Inn N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Glaucoma Research Foundation San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
University of San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Utah Film Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Vivace Youth Chorus of San Jose Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Governing Council of the University of Toronto N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
West Contra Costa Public Education Fund Contra Costa General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Tesseract Research Center Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
The Exploratorium United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Democracy Now Productions, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The National Jazz Museum in Harlem United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Salvation Army United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
The Vahagn Setian Charitable Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Tides Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 175,000
FastFriends Greyhound Adoption of California, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 9,500
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Friends of the Elephant Seal United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
United States Squash Racquets Association Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
University of California San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2019 143,750
Gathering Inn United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Glaucoma Research Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
University of San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Utah Film Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Vivace Youth Chorus of San Jose United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Governing Council of the University of Toronto Canada Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
West Contra Costa Public Education Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
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13280 records found.