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)
Compass Family Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc Contra Costa CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Saint Mary's College N/A IN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 750
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
La Jolla Music Society N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 700
Prison University Project, Inc. N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
University of Southern California San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
City of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Transformation Church Alameda DE United States Other Donor Advised 2018 2,020
California Institute of Technology N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 215,530
Saint Anselm College N/A NH United States Higher Education Donor Advised 2018 4,686
American Friends of the Parents Circle Families Forum N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Nottingham N/A England Education Donor Advised 2018 11,260
International Media Project Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Arts Council Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southwest Florida Holocaust Museum Inc N/A FL United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Playing at Learning Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,200
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Compass Family Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc Contra Costa Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Saint Mary's College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 750
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
La Jolla Music Society N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 700
Prison University Project, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
University of Southern California San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 200
City of Palo Alto Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Transformation Church Alameda Other Donor Advised 2018 2,020
California Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 215,530
Saint Anselm College N/A Higher Education Donor Advised 2018 4,686
American Friends of the Parents Circle Families Forum N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Nottingham N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 11,260
International Media Project Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Arts Council Santa Cruz County N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southwest Florida Holocaust Museum Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Playing at Learning Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 3,200
Page SUM 447,546

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Grace Network CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 14,860
Delta San Francisco-Peninsula Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Open Heart Kitchen of Livermore, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Autism Science Foundation NY Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Pan Massachusetts Challenge Trust MA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
International Earthlight Alliance AZ Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,500
PC Charitable Foundation OH Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Vida Verde Nature Education CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
The Humane League MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000,000
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Los Altos Educational Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 800
Lighthouse Community Public Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bay Area Gardeners Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula College Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Zen Heart Sangha, Inc. CA Donor Advised 2018 500
Crosspulse CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
WeHOPE CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 9,400
Page SUM 11,134,810

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Compass Family Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Saint Mary's College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 750
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
La Jolla Music Society United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 700
Prison University Project, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
University of Southern California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
City of Palo Alto United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Transformation Church United States Other Donor Advised 2018 2,020
California Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 215,530
Saint Anselm College United States Higher Education Donor Advised 2018 4,686
American Friends of the Parents Circle Families Forum United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Nottingham England Education Donor Advised 2018 11,260
International Media Project United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Arts Council Santa Cruz County United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southwest Florida Holocaust Museum Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Sustainable Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Playing at Learning United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,200
Page SUM 447,546

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13110 records found.