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)
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Northwestern University N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Menlo-Atherton High School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Resource Generation N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Caminar San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Foundation of Western Nevada N/A NV United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Bishop O'Dowd High School Alameda CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole N/A WY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750
Compassion International N/A CO United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,300
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
All Five San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 380
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Northwestern University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Menlo-Atherton High School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Resource Generation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Caminar San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Foundation of Western Nevada N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Bishop O'Dowd High School Alameda Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750
Compassion International N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,300
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
All Five San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 380
Page SUM 163,680

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Vision to Learn CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
St Anthony Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
San Mateo Union High School District CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Arts Council Santa Cruz County CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Project Open Hand CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Marina Orth Foundation DC Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Gatepath CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Gideons Promise Inc GA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 125,000
SV Home CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Mateo County Blue Star Moms CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Jewish Family & Childrens Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 36,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Housing Partnership Corporation CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cornell University NY Education Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Heyday CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Carmelite Monastery of the Infant Jesus CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of Nevada Wilderness NV Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 495,750

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Northwestern University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Francisco Zoological Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Menlo-Atherton High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Francisco Ballet Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Resource Generation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Caminar United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Foundation of Western Nevada United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Bishop O'Dowd High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750
Compassion International United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,300
Tides Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
All Five United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 380
Page SUM 163,680

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13110 records found.