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, and corporate 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 Type Yearsort descending Amount (USD)
Al Otro Lado Inc N/A CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200
Compass High School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
JDRF International San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 400
Lewis and Clark College N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
New Conservatory San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
New Conservatory San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
Pepperdine University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society N/A PA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 540
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
PRX Incorporated N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Southern California Public Radio N/A CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 240
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
St. Teresa's Academy N/A MO United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The San Francisco School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
University of Illinois Foundation N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wake Forest University N/A NC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Able Works San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 20,530

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Yearsort descending Amount (USD)
Al Otro Lado Inc N/A Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200
Compass High School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
JDRF International San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 400
Lewis and Clark College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
New Conservatory San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
New Conservatory San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
Pepperdine University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 540
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
PRX Incorporated N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Southern California Public Radio N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 240
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
St. Teresa's Academy N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The San Francisco School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
University of Illinois Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wake Forest University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Able Works San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 20,530

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Yearsort descending Amount (USD)
CorpsAfrica DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Ravenswood Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
There With Care of the Bay Area CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Green Foothills Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Up with People-Incorporated California CO Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 400
New York Road Runners Inc. NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 650
Aircraft Carrier Hornet Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Crisis Action, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Purdue University IN Education Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Blue Endeavors CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Art of Yoga Project CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 63,650

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Yearsort descending Amount (USD)
Al Otro Lado Inc United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200
Compass High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
JDRF International United States Health Donor Advised 2018 400
Lewis and Clark College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
New Conservatory United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
New Conservatory United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
Pepperdine University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 540
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
PRX Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
San Francisco Zoological Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Southern California Public Radio United States Other Donor Advised 2018 240
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
St. Teresa's Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The San Francisco School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
University of Illinois Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wake Forest University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Able Works United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 20,530

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13110 records found.