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)
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Lawrence University of Wisconsin N/A WI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
PICO National Network Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 800,000
The San Francisco School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute N/A England Health Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Zen Hospice Project Inc San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bay Area Rescue Mission Contra Costa CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
Burning Man Project San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Our Military Kids, Inc. N/A VA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Crisis Action, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
VoteRiders N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Congregation Adat Yeshurun N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Presentation High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 61,380
Cascade Pacific Resource Conservation and Development N/A OR United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Court Appointed Special Advocates of Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Adas Cafe Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 3,970,530

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Lawrence University of Wisconsin N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
PICO National Network Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 800,000
The San Francisco School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Zen Hospice Project Inc San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bay Area Rescue Mission Contra Costa Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
Burning Man Project San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Our Military Kids, Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Crisis Action, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
VoteRiders N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Congregation Adat Yeshurun N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Presentation High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 61,380
Cascade Pacific Resource Conservation and Development N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Court Appointed Special Advocates of Santa Cruz County N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Adas Cafe Santa Clara Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 3,970,530

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13110 records found.
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Lawrence University of Wisconsin United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
PICO National Network United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 800,000
The San Francisco School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute England Health Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Zen Hospice Project Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bay Area Rescue Mission United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
Burning Man Project United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Our Military Kids, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Crisis Action, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
VoteRiders United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tides Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Congregation Adat Yeshurun United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Presentation High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 61,380
Cascade Pacific Resource Conservation and Development United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Court Appointed Special Advocates of Santa Cruz County United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Adas Cafe United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 3,970,530

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13110 records found.