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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
New Conservatory San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 400
Norman Regional Health Foundation N/A OK United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Opportunity Institute Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 350,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 300
Pescadero Elementary and Middle San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
2430 Arts Alliance Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 27,000
Amazon Conservation Team N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
The UCLA Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Population Action International N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Prime Coalition, Inc. N/A MA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern California N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Truckee Donner Land Trust N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
United States Association for UNHCR N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 700,000
Richmond Art Center Contra Costa CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 1,222,200

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
New Conservatory San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 400
Norman Regional Health Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Opportunity Institute Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 350,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 300
Pescadero Elementary and Middle San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
2430 Arts Alliance Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 27,000
Amazon Conservation Team N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
The UCLA Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Population Action International N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Prime Coalition, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern California N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Truckee Donner Land Trust N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
United States Association for UNHCR N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 700,000
Richmond Art Center Contra Costa Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 1,222,200

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Opportunity Fund Community Development CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Pajaro Valley Arts Council CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Partnership for Los Angeles Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,150
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 300
Peter Britt Gardens Music and Arts Festival Association OR Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Portland Rescue Mission OR Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500
Prison Policy Initiative Inc MA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 15,000
PTA Hawaii Congress HI Education Donor Advised 2019 64,000
Reading Partners CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Upsolve Inc. CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 350
Villa Siena Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Sacred Heart Church and School CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 100,000
American National Red Cross HI Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American University DC Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Company CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
San Francisco Unified School District CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Arthritis Foundation, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 258,550

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Animals Australia Federation Australia Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 48,324
Australian National University Australia Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Australian National University Australia Education Donor Advised 2019 275,958
Griffith University Australia Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Hope for Cambodian Children Foundation Australia General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Monash University Australia Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Monash University Australia Education Donor Advised 2019 8,050
Monash University Australia Education Donor Advised 2019 423,449
Possible Dreams International Australia International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research Australia Health Donor Advised 2019 188,144
Wantok Musik Foundation Australia Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Australian Business and Community Network Limited Australia Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Australian Online Giving Foundation Australia General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Box Hill Institute Australia Education Corporate Advised 2019 7,250
Foodbank Victoria Australia Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Jane Goodall Institute Australia Ltd Australia Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 32,070
STREAT Ltd. Australia Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 8,800
STREAT Ltd. Australia Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Technical and Further Education Commission (TAFE) NSW Australia Education Corporate Advised 2019 7,250
Thrive Refugee Enterprise Australia Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Page SUM 2,229,295

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