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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Global Animal Partnership N/A TX United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500,000
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
University of Maryland, Baltimore County N/A MD United States Other Donor Advised 2018 111,282
World Vision N/A WA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 12,600
Best Friends Animal Society N/A UT United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American Jewish World Service, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Nepal Youth Foundation Marin CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Institute for Field Research N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Silk Road Project, Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275
Young Life Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Uplift Family Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Trustees of Princeton University N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 219,807
The San Francisco Playhouse San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 970,464

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Global Animal Partnership N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500,000
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
University of Maryland, Baltimore County N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 111,282
World Vision N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 12,600
Best Friends Animal Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American Jewish World Service, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Nepal Youth Foundation Marin International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Institute for Field Research N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Silk Road Project, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275
Young Life Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Uplift Family Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Trustees of Princeton University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 219,807
The San Francisco Playhouse San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 970,464

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Youth Opportunity Center Foundation Inc IN Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 192,267
Press Institute for Women in the Developing World DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Montage Health CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pandemonium Aviaries CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 350
Bnai Brith Youth Organization Inc. DC Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Techbridge Girls CA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Fistula Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society of Ventura County CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nantucket Sustainable Development Corporation MA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Positive Coaching Alliance CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
The Bhutan Foundation DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Johns Hopkins University MD Education Donor Advised 2018 131,617
Galapagos Conservancy Inc. VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 350
Amor Ministries Inc. CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 396,884

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Food Bank United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Global Animal Partnership United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500,000
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
University of Maryland, Baltimore County United States Other Donor Advised 2018 111,282
World Vision United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 12,600
Best Friends Animal Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American Jewish World Service, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Nepal Youth Foundation United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Institute for Field Research United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Silk Road Project, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275
Young Life United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Uplift Family Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 219,807
The San Francisco Playhouse United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 970,464

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13110 records found.