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)
CuriOdyssey San Mateo CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
All Saints Episcopal Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva N/A Uruguay Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Guatemala Human Rights Commission USA N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Dream Catchers Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Compassion in World Farming N/A GA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Arts Benicia, Inc. Solano CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Southwest Energy Efficiency Project LLC N/A CO United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Immaculate Conception Academy San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of the Los Angeles River N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,600
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Colorado League of Charter Schools N/A CO United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The UCLA Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 561,050

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
CuriOdyssey San Mateo Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
All Saints Episcopal Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Guatemala Human Rights Commission USA N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Dream Catchers Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Compassion in World Farming N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Arts Benicia, Inc. Solano Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Southwest Energy Efficiency Project LLC N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Immaculate Conception Academy San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of the Los Angeles River N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,600
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Colorado League of Charter Schools N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The UCLA Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 561,050

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Four-Eighteen Project CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Sequoia Adult School Scholars CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Real Hope for Haiti IN Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Honey Foundation AZ Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Feminist Majority Foundation VA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Benedict's Ladder: A Representative Payee Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Forever Young Foundation AZ General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Association for Senior Day Health CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
WeHOPE CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 150,000
St. Francis High School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 24,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Aspire Public Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Golden Thread Productions CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,500
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Truckee Donner Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
CorpsAfrica DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
The Aspen Institute, Inc. DC Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Full Circle Exchange International Inc ID General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 812,250

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
CuriOdyssey United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
All Saints Episcopal Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva Uruguay Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Guatemala Human Rights Commission USA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Dream Catchers Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Compassion in World Farming United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Arts Benicia, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Southwest Energy Efficiency Project LLC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Immaculate Conception Academy United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of the Los Angeles River United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,600
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Sustainable Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Colorado League of Charter Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 561,050

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13110 records found.