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 Statesort descending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Girls To Women San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Judaism by Choice Inc. N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
A Home Within, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
City of Palo Alto Animal Services Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Hillbrook School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Humane Society of Truckee Tahoe Inc N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
GO Campaign N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Oakland Public Education Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,650,000
The Education Trust Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Nike Animal Rescue Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Swords to Plowshares Veterans Rights Organization San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Los Altos Educational Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 800
Page SUM 2,380,100

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
United Way of Northern California N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 79,785
Operation Helmet Incorporated N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Catholic Charities of Central Colorado Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,750
Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center Inc N/A Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
The Harrison School District Foundation Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
The Malden Young Mens Christian Association N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Women for Women International N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
The Posse Foundation Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
United Way of Olmsted County Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 24,250
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Heifer Project International N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Caring Choices Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Prince Edward Island Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 37,645
Massachusetts General Hospital N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Anima N/A Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Joyful Heart Foundation N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Caring Choices Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 323,180

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Maitri Charitable Trust CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco AIDS Foundation CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,122
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Aim High for High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc CA Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Caminar CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Way of Northern California CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 250
Teach for America, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
HEAL Project CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Enfoque Ciudad CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
First Presbyterian Church of Burlingame CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Conservation Earth, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Carmel Community Girls Softball Incorporated CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Notre Dame High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 54,510
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
The San Bruno Girls Softball League Inc CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Page SUM 256,082

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 192,267
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Los Angeles Fire Department Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Schola Cantorum Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pepperwood Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Plutus Foundation Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pursuit of Excellence United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of the Peace Parks Inc. United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 200
Burlingame Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Performances, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Acres, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,208
Mentor Tutor Connection United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Teach for America, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Clubs of La Habra-Brea United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Abilities United United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 264,625

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