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)
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Secular Student Alliance N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Playing at Learning Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 400
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,200
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 495,000
Girls on the Run of Silicon Valley Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Central Park Conservancy, Inc. N/A NY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
UniversalGiving San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Amnesty International France N/A France Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Donnell-Kay Foundation Inc N/A CO United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con N/A VA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lowell Slater Richardson Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. N/A FL United States Other Donor Advised 2018 7,200
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Institute of Noetic Sciences Sonoma CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,471,800

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Secular Student Alliance N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Playing at Learning Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 400
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 3,200
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 495,000
Girls on the Run of Silicon Valley Incorporated Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Central Park Conservancy, Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
UniversalGiving San Francisco International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Amnesty International France N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Donnell-Kay Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lowell Slater Richardson Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 7,200
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Institute of Noetic Sciences Sonoma Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,471,800

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Delta San Francisco-Peninsula Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Open Heart Kitchen of Livermore, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Autism Science Foundation NY Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Common Sense Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Washington University MO Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Pan Massachusetts Challenge Trust MA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
International Earthlight Alliance AZ Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,500
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
PC Charitable Foundation OH Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Vida Verde Nature Education CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
The Humane League MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000,000
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Los Altos Educational Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 800
Lighthouse Community Public Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Oaks School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Gardeners Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Clara County Open Space Authority CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Earth University Foundation GA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,500
Page SUM 11,184,550

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Sustainable Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Secular Student Alliance United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Playing at Learning United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 400
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,200
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 495,000
Girls on the Run of Silicon Valley Incorporated United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Central Park Conservancy, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
UniversalGiving United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Amnesty International France France Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Donnell-Kay Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lowell Slater Richardson Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2018 7,200
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Institute of Noetic Sciences United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,471,800

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13110 records found.