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)
United Negro College Fund, Inc. N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Craterian Performances Company N/A OR United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 350
Ace Charter School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,700
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Palo Alto Community Child Care Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Rocket Dog Rescue Inc San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Half the Sky Foundation Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Philanthropy Workshop Inc N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Treepeople Inc N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 40,000
UC Hastings Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Strong City Baltimore N/A MD United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Colorado Foundation, Inc. N/A CO United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,500
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
United Negro College Fund, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Craterian Performances Company N/A Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 350
Ace Charter School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 4,700
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Palo Alto Community Child Care Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Rocket Dog Rescue Inc San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Half the Sky Foundation Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Philanthropy Workshop Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Treepeople Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul of San Mateo County San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 40,000
UC Hastings Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Strong City Baltimore N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Colorado Foundation, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,500
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
United Negro College Fund, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Craterian Performances Company United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 350
Ace Charter School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,700
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Palo Alto Community Child Care United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Rocket Dog Rescue Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Half the Sky Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
United Way of the Bay Area United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Philanthropy Workshop Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Treepeople Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Ballet Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul of San Mateo County United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 40,000
UC Hastings Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Strong City Baltimore United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Colorado Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,500
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