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)
International Society for Technology in Education N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2018 720,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Silicon Valley Pet Project Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 54,000
Larkin Street Youth Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Gilroy Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of Oregon Foundation N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lumind-Research Down Syndrome Foundation N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Benedictine Fathers of the Priory San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Cross Pointe, the Church at Gwinnett Center, Inc. N/A GA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 70,000
The Health Trust Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Prison Policy Initiative Inc N/A MA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Mavericks Coastside Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,262
Equal Justice USA Inc N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 6,000,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Junior League of Monterey Co Inc N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750
Mercy Corps N/A OR United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Senior Services for Northern California San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 7,435,512

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Silicon Valley Pet Project Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 54,000
Larkin Street Youth Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Gilroy Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of Oregon Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lumind-Research Down Syndrome Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Benedictine Fathers of the Priory San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Cross Pointe, the Church at Gwinnett Center, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 70,000
The Health Trust Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Prison Policy Initiative Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Mavericks Coastside Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,262
Equal Justice USA Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 6,000,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Junior League of Monterey Co Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750
Mercy Corps N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Senior Services for Northern California San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 500
University of Southern California N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
San Francisco University High School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Page SUM 7,219,512

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Meals on Wheels of San Francisco Inc CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Teen Success, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Education Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Catholic Charities of San Jose CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cross Pointe, the Church at Gwinnett Center, Inc. GA Religion Donor Advised 2018 224,645
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
William Marsh Rice University TX Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Wild Cat Education and Conservation Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Coastside Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Gathering for Women - Monterey CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Alliance for Girls CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for a College Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sky's the Limit Fund CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,223,845

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Silicon Valley Pet Project United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 54,000
Larkin Street Youth Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Gilroy Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of Oregon Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lumind-Research Down Syndrome Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Benedictine Fathers of the Priory United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Cross Pointe, the Church at Gwinnett Center, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 70,000
The Health Trust United States Health Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Prison Policy Initiative Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Mavericks Coastside Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,262
Equal Justice USA Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 6,000,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Junior League of Monterey Co Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750
Mercy Corps United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Senior Services for Northern California United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
University of Southern California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
San Francisco University High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Page SUM 7,219,512

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13110 records found.