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)
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
The Opportunity Trust N/A MO United States Education Donor Advised 2018 230,000
Humane Society of Southern Arizona N/A AZ United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Catholic Charities of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of the Urban Forests San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
University of Virginia Engineering Foundation, Inc. N/A VA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
SPUR San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mercy Ships N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of Edgewood Park-Friends of Edgewood Natural Preserv San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Grist Magazine, Inc. N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees Sonoma CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 1,250
New Conservatory San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Democracy Now Productions, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Association of City Transportation Officials Inc N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 6,250
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Government Accountability Project, Inc. N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 862,800

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
The Opportunity Trust N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 230,000
Humane Society of Southern Arizona N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Catholic Charities of San Jose Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of the Urban Forests San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
University of Virginia Engineering Foundation, Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
SPUR San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mercy Ships N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of Edgewood Park-Friends of Edgewood Natural Preserv San Mateo Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Grist Magazine, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees Sonoma Immigration Donor Advised 2018 1,250
New Conservatory San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Democracy Now Productions, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Association of City Transportation Officials Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 6,250
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Government Accountability Project, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 862,800

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Womankind Worldwide Inc DE Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 270,000
History San Jose CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Palo Alto History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Meals on Wheels America VA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Wounded Warriors Family Support, Inc. NE Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
SPUR CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Spartan Foundation Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Voice of the Faithful Inc MA Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Downtown Streets Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Mi Familia Vota Education Fund CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New York Times Neediest Cases Fund NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Green Foothills Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Sustainable Conservation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 75,000
National Parkinson Foundation, Inc. FL Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 528,350

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
The Opportunity Trust United States Education Donor Advised 2018 230,000
Humane Society of Southern Arizona United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Catholic Charities of San Jose United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of the Urban Forests United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
University of Virginia Engineering Foundation, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
SPUR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mercy Ships United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of Edgewood Park-Friends of Edgewood Natural Preserv United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Grist Magazine, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 1,250
New Conservatory United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Democracy Now Productions, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Association of City Transportation Officials Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 6,250
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Government Accountability Project, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 862,800

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13110 records found.