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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Compass Family Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc Contra Costa CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Saint Mary's College N/A IN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 750
Karam Foundation NFP N/A IL United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
La Jolla Music Society N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 700
Prison University Project, Inc. N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
University of Southern California San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
City of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Transformation Church Alameda DE United States Other Donor Advised 2018 2,020
California Institute of Technology N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 215,530
Saint Anselm College N/A NH United States Higher Education Donor Advised 2018 4,686
American Friends of the Parents Circle Families Forum N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Nottingham N/A England Education Donor Advised 2018 11,260
International Media Project Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Arts Council Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southwest Florida Holocaust Museum Inc N/A FL United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Playing at Learning Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Compass Family Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc Contra Costa Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Saint Mary's College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 750
Karam Foundation NFP N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
La Jolla Music Society N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 700
Prison University Project, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
University of Southern California San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 200
City of Palo Alto Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Transformation Church Alameda Other Donor Advised 2018 2,020
California Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 215,530
Saint Anselm College N/A Higher Education Donor Advised 2018 4,686
American Friends of the Parents Circle Families Forum N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Nottingham N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 11,260
International Media Project Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Arts Council Santa Cruz County N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southwest Florida Holocaust Museum Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Playing at Learning Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Compass Family Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Saint Mary's College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 750
Karam Foundation NFP United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
La Jolla Music Society United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 700
Prison University Project, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
University of Southern California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
City of Palo Alto United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Transformation Church United States Other Donor Advised 2018 2,020
California Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 215,530
Saint Anselm College United States Higher Education Donor Advised 2018 4,686
American Friends of the Parents Circle Families Forum United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Nottingham England Education Donor Advised 2018 11,260
International Media Project United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Arts Council Santa Cruz County United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southwest Florida Holocaust Museum Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Sustainable Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Playing at Learning United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
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