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)
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 36,000
American Bar Association Fund for Justice and Education N/A IL United States Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2018 205,000
Pacific Wild Alliance N/A WA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Indian American Impact Project N/A DC United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Rotary Foundation of Rotary International N/A IL United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
UniversalGiving San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Point Reyes Bird Observatory Sonoma CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 800
JDRF International N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
National Christian Charitable Foundation Inc. N/A GA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Hope Enterprise Corporation N/A MS United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Culturetrust Greater Philadelphia N/A PA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,600
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Page SUM 2,453,600

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 36,000
American Bar Association Fund for Justice and Education N/A Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2018 205,000
Pacific Wild Alliance N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Indian American Impact Project N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Rotary Foundation of Rotary International N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
UniversalGiving San Francisco International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Point Reyes Bird Observatory Sonoma Environment Donor Advised 2018 800
JDRF International N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
National Christian Charitable Foundation Inc. N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Hope Enterprise Corporation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Culturetrust Greater Philadelphia N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,600
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Page SUM 2,453,600

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Nature Conservancy of California United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 36,000
American Bar Association Fund for Justice and Education United States Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2018 205,000
Pacific Wild Alliance United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Indian American Impact Project United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Rotary Foundation of Rotary International United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
UniversalGiving United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Point Reyes Bird Observatory United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 800
JDRF International United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for a College Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
National Christian Charitable Foundation Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Hope Enterprise Corporation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Culturetrust Greater Philadelphia United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,600
Downtown Streets Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Page SUM 2,453,600

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13110 records found.