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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
NEO Philanthropy Inc N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Galapagos Conservancy Inc. Marin VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cornell University N/A IA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
WonderWork Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 415,000
Canary Fund San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A MI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 247,431
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Learning Center Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Salvation Army N/A AZ United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Sequoia High School Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 -250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
University of Miami N/A FL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Braven Incorporated N/A IL United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
East Bay Agency for Children Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 927,681

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
NEO Philanthropy Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Galapagos Conservancy Inc. Marin Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cornell University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
WonderWork Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2018 415,000
Canary Fund San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 247,431
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Learning Center Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Salvation Army N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Sequoia High School Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2018 -250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
University of Miami N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Braven Incorporated N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
East Bay Agency for Children Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 927,681

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Evidence Action, Inc. DC Human Services Donor Advised 2018 320,000
The Nueva School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland CA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trustees of Reservations MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Bicycle Coalition Education Fund CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Girls Middle School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Women Giving As One, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Global Development Incubator Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 -103,500
Peninsula Family Connections CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Indian Law Resource Center MT Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Genders & Sexualities Alliance Network CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Courage Campaign Institute CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys and Girls Clubs of Dorchester, Inc. MA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Mercy Corps OR International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 752,450

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
NEO Philanthropy Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Galapagos Conservancy Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cornell University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
WonderWork Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 415,000
Canary Fund United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of Michigan United States Education Donor Advised 2018 247,431
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Learning Center United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Salvation Army United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Sequoia High School Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 -250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
University of Miami United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Braven Incorporated United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
East Bay Agency for Children United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 927,681

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13110 records found.