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)
National Veterans Legal Services Program Inc N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Huntsman Cancer Institute N/A UT United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cutting Ball Theater San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Financial Planning, Inc. N/A DC United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Matriculate Inc N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,620
People for the American Way Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees Sonoma CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 3,100
Homes for Our Troops N/A MA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Chalkbeat, Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Aspire Public Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Dallas Women's Foundation N/A TX United States Other Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Phillips Exeter Academy N/A NH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Algemeiner Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Morgan Horse Educational Charitable Trust N/A VT United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Asperger Syndrome & High Functioning Autism Association Inc N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 520,520

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
National Veterans Legal Services Program Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Huntsman Cancer Institute N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cutting Ball Theater San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Financial Planning, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Matriculate Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,620
People for the American Way Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees Sonoma Immigration Donor Advised 2018 3,100
Homes for Our Troops N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Chalkbeat, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Aspire Public Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Dallas Women's Foundation N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Phillips Exeter Academy N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Algemeiner Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Morgan Horse Educational Charitable Trust N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Asperger Syndrome & High Functioning Autism Association Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 520,520

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Project Heal - Help to Eat Accept & Live NY Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Monastery of Christ in the Desert NM Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Berkeley House Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Case Western Reserve University OH Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Ragazzi Boys Chorus CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
El Concilio of San Mateo County CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,024
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Disaster Search Dog Foundation Inc CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Cincinnati OH Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo County Historical Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
New York Fellowship, Inc. NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton CA Education Donor Advised 2018 6,600
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Tahirih Justice Center VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Harvey Mudd College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
American Cancer Society Inc OK Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Equal Opportunity Schools WA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 213,299

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
National Veterans Legal Services Program Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Huntsman Cancer Institute United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cutting Ball Theater United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Financial Planning, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Matriculate Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,620
People for the American Way Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 3,100
Homes for Our Troops United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Chalkbeat, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Aspire Public Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Dallas Women's Foundation United States Other Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Phillips Exeter Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Algemeiner Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Morgan Horse Educational Charitable Trust United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Asperger Syndrome & High Functioning Autism Association Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 520,520

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13110 records found.