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)
VMC Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Compassion in World Farming N/A GA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 650
Southwest Energy Efficiency Project LLC N/A CO United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
StreetCode Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The UCLA Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Room to Read San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
CHP 11-99 Foundation N/A CA United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society N/A PA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 540
European Molecular Biology Laboratory N/A Germany Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Mercy Corps N/A OR United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Colorado State University N/A CO United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Highlands Preschool Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Meals on Wheels of San Francisco Inc San Francisco CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 552,890

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Community Initiatives San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Compassion in World Farming N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 650
Southwest Energy Efficiency Project LLC N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
StreetCode Academy San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The UCLA Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Room to Read San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
CHP 11-99 Foundation N/A Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 540
European Molecular Biology Laboratory N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Mercy Corps N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Colorado State University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Highlands Preschool Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Meals on Wheels of San Francisco Inc San Francisco Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 552,390

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Social Good Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 45,000
American Institute of Mathematics CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Heifer Project International AR International Development Donor Advised 2018 900
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Family Reach Foundation NJ Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Brotherhood/Sister Sol Inc. NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
MomsRising Education Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Choate Rosemary Hall Foundation Incorporated CT Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Oak Heritage Conservancy Inc IN Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Sexual Health Innovations CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation for Financial Planning, Inc. DC Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Make-A-Wish Foundation International AZ Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood of Southern New England Inc CT Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Aircraft Carrier Hornet Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 403,100

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Compassion in World Farming United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
MomsRising Education Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 650
Southwest Energy Efficiency Project LLC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
StreetCode Academy United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Room to Read United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
CHP 11-99 Foundation United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 540
European Molecular Biology Laboratory Germany Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Mercy Corps United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Colorado State University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Highlands Preschool United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Meals on Wheels of San Francisco Inc United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 553,890

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13110 records found.