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)
Compassion and Choices N/A NH United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Good Samaritan Family Resource Center of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute N/A England Health Donor Advised 2018 499,926
Partners in Health N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Pachamama Alliance San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Carnegie Mellon University N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 299
Friends of Indian River County Library Inc N/A FL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas West Midwest Community N/A NE United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Carter Center, Inc. N/A GA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
United Service Organizations Inc N/A DC United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Charlie's Acres N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Terralingua N/A MI United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Quilters Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Museum of American Heritage Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pastoralist Integrated Support Programme N/A Kenya Community Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Page SUM 2,760,225

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Compassion and Choices N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Good Samaritan Family Resource Center of San Francisco San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 499,926
Partners in Health N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Pachamama Alliance San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Carnegie Mellon University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 299
Friends of Indian River County Library Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas West Midwest Community N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Carter Center, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
United Service Organizations Inc N/A Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Charlie's Acres N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Terralingua N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Quilters Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Museum of American Heritage Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pastoralist Integrated Support Programme N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Page SUM 2,760,225

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 46,000
Shakespeare-San Francisco CA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Living Goods CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
American Humanist Association DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Children International MO Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,115
Fort Sill Morale Welfare and Recreation Fund OK Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Puente de la Costa Sur CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
WeHOPE CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Global Poverty Project, Inc. NY Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
United Way of Northern California CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Committee for Green Foothills CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Populace Inc MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
The Unity Care Group CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Karam Foundation NFP IL General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
The Trust for Hidden Villa CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Media Matters for America DC Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Homeless Garden Project CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 5,209,115

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Compassion and Choices United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Good Samaritan Family Resource Center of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute England Health Donor Advised 2018 499,926
Partners in Health United States Health Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Pachamama Alliance United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Carnegie Mellon University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 299
Friends of Indian River County Library Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas West Midwest Community United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Carter Center, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
United Service Organizations Inc United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Charlie's Acres United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Terralingua United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Quilters Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Museum of American Heritage United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pastoralist Integrated Support Programme Kenya Community Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Page SUM 2,760,225

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13110 records found.