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)
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Trustees of Princeton University N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sonoma Land Trust Sonoma CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CuriOdyssey San Mateo CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
University of Nottingham N/A England Education Donor Advised 2018 11,260
International Media Project Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Los Angeles Fire Department Foundation N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Human Rights First N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
MAZON, Inc. A Jewish Response to Hunger N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Tau Beta Pi Association, Inc. N/A TN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Central Texas Food Bank Inc N/A TX United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,200
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 495,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Central Asia Institute N/A MT United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Southern Oregon Humane Society N/A OR United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 552,010

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
CuriOdyssey San Mateo Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
University of Nottingham N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 11,260
International Media Project Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Los Angeles Fire Department Foundation N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Human Rights First N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
MAZON, Inc. A Jewish Response to Hunger N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Tau Beta Pi Association, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Central Texas Food Bank Inc N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 3,200
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 495,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Central Asia Institute N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Southern Oregon Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Senior Services N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 551,960

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Equal Justice Initiative AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 900
San Francisco Unified School District CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ice911 Research Corporation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Junior State of America Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Lick-Wilmerding High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2018 200
National Congress of Parents and Teachers VA Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The Nueva School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Saratoga Federated Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
The Childrens Scholarship Fund NY Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Call to Justice CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tahoe-Pyramid Trail Inc. NV Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Earthjustice CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Alumni Association CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 713,600

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