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 descending Year Amount (USD)
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
University of Southern California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
New York Fellowship, Inc. N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 425
NSSF San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Coast Guard Foundation, Inc. N/A CT United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 132,500
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Ruskin Group Theatre Company N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Valley of the Moon Music Festival Sonoma CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Voter Registration Project N/A DC United States Other Donor Advised 2019 10,000
One Collective NFP N/A IL United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 22,500
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Mateo-Foster City Community Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Western Landowners Alliance N/A NM United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Women for Women International N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Parents Helping Parents Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Junipero Serra High School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Kirkwood Ski Education Foundation N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
University of Southern California N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 500
New York Fellowship, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 425
NSSF San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Coast Guard Foundation, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 132,500
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Ruskin Group Theatre Company N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Valley of the Moon Music Festival Sonoma Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Voter Registration Project N/A Other Donor Advised 2019 10,000
One Collective NFP N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 22,500
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Mateo-Foster City Community Education Foundation San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Western Landowners Alliance N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Women for Women International N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Parents Helping Parents Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Junipero Serra High School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Kirkwood Ski Education Foundation N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Kennedy Performing Arts Boosters CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Peninsula Youth Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 300
Latino Cancer Institute CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Soil Health Academy AL Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Amnesty International of the USA Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Spruce Elementary School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Epic Transitions CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Summer Search CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Human Rights Watch, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
California Pacific Medical Center Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2019 500
ImpactAssets, Inc. MD General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 150,000
International Christian Mission Services WA Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Cancer Research Fund Damon Runyon-Walter Winchell Foundation NY Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
American Philosophical Society PA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
That Man May See, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 354,500

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
University of Southern California United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
New York Fellowship, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 425
NSSF United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Coast Guard Foundation, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 132,500
Common Sense Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Ruskin Group Theatre Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Valley of the Moon Music Festival United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Voter Registration Project United States Other Donor Advised 2019 10,000
One Collective NFP United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 22,500
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Mateo-Foster City Community Education Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Western Landowners Alliance United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Women for Women International United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Parents Helping Parents Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Junipero Serra High School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Kirkwood Ski Education Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 358,375

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13280 records found.