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)
Rosalie Rendu, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Conservation International Foundation N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Desert Aids Project N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 750
San Francisco Education Fund San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
World Bicycle Relief NFP N/A IL United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Circus Center San Francisco CA United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 800
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Council on Foreign Relations, Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Representation Project Marin CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A MN United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Operation Helmet Incorporated N/A TX United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Pomona College N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,777
Nature Conservancy, Inc. N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 193,577

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Rosalie Rendu, Inc. San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Conservation International Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Desert Aids Project N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 750
San Francisco Education Fund San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 500
World Bicycle Relief NFP N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Circus Center San Francisco Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 800
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Council on Foreign Relations, Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Representation Project Marin Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Operation Helmet Incorporated N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Pomona College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,777
Nature Conservancy, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 193,577

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Immigration Council PA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Urban Justice Center NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Bay Area Omni Foundation for the Performing Arts Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
School of Choice Education Organization IL Education Donor Advised 2018 675,000
Catticus Corporation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
WomenSV CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
AchieveKids CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
American Association for the Advancement of Science DC Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Conexion Training Inc GA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Santa Rosa Symphony Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Team4Tech Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Aina Hookupu O Kilauea HI Food Security Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Mickaboo Companion Bird Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Pathways Home Health and Hospice CA Health Donor Advised 2018 300
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Paul Carlson Medical Program, Inc. IL Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,005,550

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Rosalie Rendu, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Positive Coaching Alliance United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Conservation International Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Desert Aids Project United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 750
San Francisco Education Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
World Bicycle Relief NFP United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Circus Center United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 800
The Trust for Hidden Villa United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Council on Foreign Relations, Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Representation Project United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Abilities United United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Operation Helmet Incorporated United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Family Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Pomona College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,777
Nature Conservancy, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 193,577

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13110 records found.