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)
National Audubon Society, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cornell University N/A IA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Refugee Transitions San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
All Bengal Women’s Union N/A India Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ohio Campus Compact N/A OH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Community High School Foundation, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Central Texas Food Bank Inc N/A TX United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Marine Toys for Tots Foundation N/A VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Nevada Reno Foundation N/A NV United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Connect Community Charter School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Particular Council of the Society of St. Vincent De Paul Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 950
San Francisco Theological Seminary Marin CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Ruskin Group Theatre Company N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -250
Morris Animal Foundation N/A CO United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Woodrow Wilson Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
SPARK San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
National Audubon Society, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cornell University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Refugee Transitions San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
All Bengal Women’s Union N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ohio Campus Compact N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Community High School Foundation, Inc. San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Central Texas Food Bank Inc N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Marine Toys for Tots Foundation N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Nevada Reno Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Samaritan House San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Connect Community Charter School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Particular Council of the Society of St. Vincent De Paul Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 950
San Francisco Theological Seminary Marin Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Ruskin Group Theatre Company N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -250
Morris Animal Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Woodrow Wilson Elementary School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
SPARK San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Auburn Theological Seminary NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 20,000
NEO Philanthropy NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
University of Colorado Foundation, Inc. CO Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Food & Water Watch DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
Friends of Davis Rowing Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
We Are Cherished Inc TX Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2018 4,000
DonorsChoose.org NY Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Mi Familia Vota Education Fund CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Northwestern University IL Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
National Spasmodic Dysphonia Association IL Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
The Peach Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Bay Area Omni Foundation for the Performing Arts Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -2,000
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy CA Health Donor Advised 2018 23,000,000
Choate Rosemary Hall Foundation Incorporated CT Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Maliasili Initiatives Inc VT Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Wake Up Narcolepsy, Inc. MA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
National Audubon Society, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cornell University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Refugee Transitions United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
All Bengal Women’s Union India Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ohio Campus Compact United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Community High School Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Central Texas Food Bank Inc United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Marine Toys for Tots Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Nevada Reno Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Samaritan House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Connect Community Charter School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Particular Council of the Society of St. Vincent De Paul United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 950
San Francisco Theological Seminary United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Ruskin Group Theatre Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -250
Morris Animal Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Woodrow Wilson Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
SPARK United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 134,150

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13110 records found.