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)
Enterprise for Youth San Francisco CA United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 10,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Raphael House of San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights N/A IL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
American Friends of Neve Shalom/Wahat Al-Salam N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Chicken & Egg Pictures Inc. N/A NY United States Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Recovery Cafe San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Henry E Huntington Library & Art Gallery N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 141,000
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Dancers Group San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000
St. Catherine of Siena Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
National Parkinson Foundation, Inc. N/A FL United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 272,300

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Enterprise for Youth San Francisco Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 10,000
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Raphael House of San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
American Friends of Neve Shalom/Wahat Al-Salam N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Chicken & Egg Pictures Inc. N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Recovery Cafe San Jose Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Henry E Huntington Library & Art Gallery N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 141,000
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Dancers Group San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000
St. Catherine of Siena Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
National Parkinson Foundation, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Ballet Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Nine Gates Programs, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
United States Squash Racquets Association Inc NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation Center CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Unbounded Learning Inc NY Donor Advised 2018 800,000
New America Foundation DC Sciences Donor Advised 2018 300,000
GroundTruth Project, Inc. MA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Givelight Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Junipero Serra High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Greater Yellowstone Coalition Inc MT Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
CALmatters CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
GLAAD Inc NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Laurel School Parent Teacher Organization CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Homeless Garden Project CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Badass Animal Rescue Inc NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Holy Angels School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Paul Carlson Medical Program, Inc. IL Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,308,450

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Enterprise for Youth United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 10,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Raphael House of San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sunnyvale Community Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
American Friends of Neve Shalom/Wahat Al-Salam United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Chicken & Egg Pictures Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Recovery Cafe San Jose United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Henry E Huntington Library & Art Gallery United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 141,000
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Dancers Group United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
College Track United States Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000
St. Catherine of Siena Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
National Parkinson Foundation, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 272,300

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13110 records found.