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 Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco First Tee San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 12,700
Pregnant Mare Rescue, Inc. N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Nottingham N/A United Kingdom Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
World Wildlife Fund, Inc. N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Starlings Volleyball Clubs USA N/A CA United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Trustees of Dartmouth College N/A NH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Childrens Aid College Prep Charter School N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Jumpstart for Young Children Inc San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
USAFA Endowment, Inc. N/A CO United States Education Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Living Jazz Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Results for America N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,400,000
Project Mana N/A NV United States Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Hillsborough Schools Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Living Hope Community Church of Walnut Valley N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Page SUM 1,610,100

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco First Tee San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 12,700
Pregnant Mare Rescue, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Nottingham N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
World Wildlife Fund, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Starlings Volleyball Clubs USA N/A Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Trustees of Dartmouth College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Childrens Aid College Prep Charter School N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Jumpstart for Young Children Inc San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
USAFA Endowment, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Living Jazz Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Results for America N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,400,000
Project Mana N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Hillsborough Schools Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Living Hope Community Church of Walnut Valley N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Page SUM 1,610,100

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Village Harvest Corporation CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cross Catholic Outreach, Inc. FL International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Gordon Research Conferences RI Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
California League of Conservation Voters Education Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Family Violence Appellate Project CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Food Bank Contra Costa and Solano CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Bennington College Corporation VT Higher Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 8,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Health Care Without Harm VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Italian Community Services CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Crystal Springs Uplands School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Common Sense Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 1,500,950

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco First Tee United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 12,700
Pregnant Mare Rescue, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Nottingham United Kingdom Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
World Wildlife Fund, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Starlings Volleyball Clubs USA United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Trustees of Dartmouth College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Childrens Aid College Prep Charter School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Jumpstart for Young Children Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
USAFA Endowment, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Living Jazz United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Results for America United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,400,000
Project Mana United States Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Hillsborough Schools Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Living Hope Community Church of Walnut Valley United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Page SUM 1,610,100

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13110 records found.