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 descending Year Amount (USD)
Defenders of Wildlife N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Save the Bay Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. N/A MD United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,500
Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 12,700
Broad Institute, Inc. N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,240,000
Urban Justice Center N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Alum Rock Counseling Center Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild N/A MA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
SPUR San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Morrissey-Compton Educational Center San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Antioch New England N/A MA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Redwood City Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Episcopal Relief and Development N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 2,522,200

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Defenders of Wildlife N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,500
Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 12,700
Broad Institute, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,240,000
Urban Justice Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Alum Rock Counseling Center Inc Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
SPUR San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Morrissey-Compton Educational Center San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Antioch New England N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Redwood City Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Episcopal Relief and Development N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 2,522,200

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Habitat for Humanity International, Inc. GA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Washington University MO Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Community Development Corporation of Brownsville Inc TX Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
NEO Philanthropy Inc NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Galapagos Conservancy Inc. VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
One Nation Life Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
ESF College Foundation Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Rotary Club of Central Citrus Charitable Foundation Inc FL Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Chadeish Yameinu Inc CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 372
CorpsAfrica DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
National Wildlife Federation VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment and CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,600
Kara CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Open Philanthropy Project CA Education Donor Advised 2018 835,000
Epiphany Lutheran Church CA Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,114,322

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Defenders of Wildlife United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Save the Bay United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,500
Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 12,700
Broad Institute, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,240,000
Urban Justice Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Alum Rock Counseling Center Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
SPUR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Morrissey-Compton Educational Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Across the Bridge Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Antioch New England United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sempervirens Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Redwood City Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Episcopal Relief and Development United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 2,522,200

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13110 records found.