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)
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation N/A PA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Rye Presbyterian Church N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Compass Family Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
The Courage Campaign Institute N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Burlingame Library Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Centre for Effective Altruism N/A England General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,688,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Kara Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti N/A MA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Bay Area Housing Corporation Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Flti N/A AR United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Doernbecher Children's Hospital Foundation N/A OR United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
New Venture Fund N/A DC United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Muttville San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
350Seattleorg N/A WA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cheetah Conservation Fund N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 5,879,250

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Rye Presbyterian Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Compass Family Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
The Courage Campaign Institute N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Burlingame Library Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Centre for Effective Altruism N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,688,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Kara Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Bay Area Housing Corporation Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Flti N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Doernbecher Children's Hospital Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
New Venture Fund N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Muttville San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
350Seattleorg N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cheetah Conservation Fund N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 5,879,250

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Foundation TX Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
St Anthony Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sempervirens Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Castro Valley Arts Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Council on Foreign Relations, Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 81,750

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Rye Presbyterian Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Compass Family Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
The Courage Campaign Institute United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Burlingame Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Centre for Effective Altruism England General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,688,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Kara United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Bay Area Housing Corporation United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Museum of Art Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Flti United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Doernbecher Children's Hospital Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
New Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Muttville United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
350Seattleorg United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cheetah Conservation Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 5,879,250

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13110 records found.