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)
American Kidney Fund, Inc. N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Real Hope for Haiti N/A IN United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Seva Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300
Video Volunteers Marin CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Lawrence University of Wisconsin N/A WI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
PICO National Network Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 800,000
Dove Project N/A WA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
AFS-USA Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute N/A England Health Donor Advised 2018 125,000
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Burning Man Project San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Our Military Kids, Inc. N/A VA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
VoteRiders N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
One Mind Institute N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of the Columbia Gorge N/A OR United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute N/A England Health Donor Advised 2018 199,497
Duke University N/A NC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 32,000
Enterprise for Youth San Francisco CA United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Community Foundation Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Page SUM 2,773,297

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
American Kidney Fund, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Real Hope for Haiti N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Seva Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300
Video Volunteers Marin Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Lawrence University of Wisconsin N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
PICO National Network Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 800,000
Dove Project N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
AFS-USA Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 125,000
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Burning Man Project San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Our Military Kids, Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
VoteRiders N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
One Mind Institute N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of the Columbia Gorge N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 199,497
Duke University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 32,000
Enterprise for Youth San Francisco Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Community Foundation Santa Cruz County N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Page SUM 2,773,297

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Empirical Resolution Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2018 450,000
Good Samaritan Family Resource Center of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Tipping Point Community CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -750
National Association of Veteran-Serving Organizations VA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 375,000
San Francisco Unified School District CA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
DonorsChoose.org NY Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Filoli Center CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Veggielution CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Flti AR Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Global Citizen Year Incorporated CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Karuna-Shechen USA NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
The School Garden Project of Lane County OR Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
San Francisco Ballet Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Karam Foundation NFP IL General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 1,566,250

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
American Kidney Fund, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Real Hope for Haiti United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Seva Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300
Video Volunteers United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Lawrence University of Wisconsin United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
PICO National Network United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 800,000
Dove Project United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
AFS-USA Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute England Health Donor Advised 2018 125,000
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Burning Man Project United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Our Military Kids, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
VoteRiders United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
One Mind Institute United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of the Columbia Gorge United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute England Health Donor Advised 2018 199,497
Duke University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 32,000
Enterprise for Youth United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Community Foundation Santa Cruz County United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Page SUM 2,773,297

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13110 records found.