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)
Camp Dudley Foundation Inc N/A NY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Animal Equality N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 886,520
Compass Family Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Rector & Visitors of the University of Virginia N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 154,933
Uptown Baptist Church N/A IL United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Women Giving As One, Inc. N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Moraga Educational Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Tides Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Aspire Public Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Forum Nacional de Protecao e Defesa Animal N/A Brazil Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Summer Search San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Oregon Military Museum Project N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Population Action International N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Coastside Land Trust San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 2,144,853

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Camp Dudley Foundation Inc N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Animal Equality N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 886,520
Compass Family Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Rector & Visitors of the University of Virginia N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 154,933
Uptown Baptist Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Women Giving As One, Inc. N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Moraga Educational Foundation Contra Costa Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Tides Foundation San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Aspire Public Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Forum Nacional de Protecao e Defesa Animal N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Summer Search San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Oregon Military Museum Project N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Population Action International N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Coastside Land Trust San Mateo Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 2,144,853

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pursuit of Excellence CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
My New Red Shoes CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Love, Inc. of Santa Clara County CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
The Salvation Army OR Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Schools for Salone WA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Thomas Merton Center for Catholic Spiritual Development PA CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Ice911 Research Corporation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Amici Lovaniensis Inc MD Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Shawnee Mission Northwest High KS Other Donor Advised 2018 7,500
American Gold Star Mothers Inc DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sawtooth Botanical Gardens Inc ID Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Madre Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 115,000
Turn 2 U, Inc. CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 361,000
New Canaan Society Inc NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Nepal Youth Foundation CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 543,150

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Camp Dudley Foundation Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Animal Equality United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 886,520
Compass Family Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Rector & Visitors of the University of Virginia United States Education Donor Advised 2018 154,933
Uptown Baptist Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Women Giving As One, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Moraga Educational Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Tides Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Aspire Public Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Forum Nacional de Protecao e Defesa Animal Brazil Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Summer Search United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Oregon Military Museum Project United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Food Bank United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Population Action International United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Coastside Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 2,144,853

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13110 records found.