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)
One Degree San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,600
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Rotary Club of Central Citrus Charitable Foundation Inc N/A FL United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
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
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
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
The San Francisco School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute N/A England Health Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Zen Hospice Project Inc San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bay Area Rescue Mission Contra Costa CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
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
Crisis Action, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
VoteRiders N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 3,587,800

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
One Degree San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,600
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Rotary Club of Central Citrus Charitable Foundation Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
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
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Lawrence University of Wisconsin N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
PICO National Network Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 800,000
The San Francisco School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Zen Hospice Project Inc San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bay Area Rescue Mission Contra Costa Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
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
Crisis Action, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
VoteRiders N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 3,587,800

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Grandmothers Against Gun Violence Nonprofit Corp WA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,500
St. Mary Medical Center Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Healthy Black Families CA Immigration Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
President & Fellows of Middlebury College VT Education Donor Advised 2018 200
The LIVESTRONG Foundation DC Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church GA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Tahoe Forest Health System Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Richmond Art Center CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tipping Point Community CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Gather Ministries Inc. CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
National Association of Veteran-Serving Organizations VA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Page SUM 443,200

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
One Degree United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,600
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Rotary Club of Central Citrus Charitable Foundation Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
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
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Lawrence University of Wisconsin United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
PICO National Network United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 800,000
The San Francisco School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute England Health Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Zen Hospice Project Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bay Area Rescue Mission United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
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
Crisis Action, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
VoteRiders United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tides Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 3,587,800

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13110 records found.