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.

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Pro Bono Net, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250,000
American Diabetes Association Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Public Citizen Foundation, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Reach Out Alumni Assistance Network Association N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 400
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Americans United for Separation of Church and State Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 300
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Art of Yoga Project Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Aubin Pictures, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Rutgers University Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Diego Youth Symphony N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 400
Bay Area Legal Aid Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Big Sur Health Center N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Sandia Search Dogs N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Scopa Has A Dream Inc Sonoma Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc TN Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Carnegie Mellon University PA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Center for Applied Rationality CA Health Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Advocates for the West Inc. ID Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Challenge Success CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
CollegeSpring Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Community Initiatives CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Concentric Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
The Exploratorium CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
The Nueva School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Corpus Christi Monastery CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Cure Sanfilippo Foundation SC Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Shalom Hartman Institute of North America NY Religion Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Alliance for Youth Organizing DC Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Doc Society Inc NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 100,000
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
418 Project CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
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