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)
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Barnard College N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
National Parks Conservation Association N/A DC United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Conservatory San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Prime Coalition, Inc. N/A MA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 9,900
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
12 Plus N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Tourette Association of America N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
St. Anthony's Catholic Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Wisconsin Foundation N/A WI United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
All Saints Episcopal Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Project South: The Institution for the Elimination Poverty & N/A GA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Family Connections San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Bridges to Community Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Global Development Incubator Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 103,500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Santa Fe Institute N/A NM United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 642,950

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Barnard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
National Parks Conservation Association N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Conservatory San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Prime Coalition, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 9,900
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
12 Plus N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Tourette Association of America N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
St. Anthony's Catholic Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Wisconsin Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
All Saints Episcopal Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Project South: The Institution for the Elimination Poverty & N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Family Connections San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Bridges to Community Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Global Development Incubator Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 103,500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Santa Fe Institute N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 642,950

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Operation Freedom Paws CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Rancho Mirage Public Library Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boy Scouts of America CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 350
Kansas Athletics Incorporated KS Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Association for Family School and Community Engagem VA Education Donor Advised 2018 668
The UC Davis Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Common Sense Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Woodside School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Redwood Coast Medical Services Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Progressive Animal Welfare Society Inc WA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of the Groom Inc OH Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Bar Association Fund for Justice and Education IL Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2018 205,000
Trustees of the Smith College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sustainable Conservation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 3,504,468

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Family Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Barnard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
National Parks Conservation Association United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Conservatory United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Prime Coalition, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 9,900
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
12 Plus United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Tourette Association of America United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
St. Anthony's Catholic Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Wisconsin Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
All Saints Episcopal Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Project South: The Institution for the Elimination Poverty & United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Family Connections United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Bridges to Community Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Global Development Incubator Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 103,500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Santa Fe Institute United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 642,950

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13110 records found.