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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Roman Archbishop of Los Angeles A Corporation Sole N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano CT United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
United States Catholic Conference N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 12,680
Wichita Childrens Home N/A KS United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Joe Goode Performance Group San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Friends of Birdlife International Inc N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jesuit High School of New Orleans N/A LA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Common Market Philadelphia Inc N/A PA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Medical Association Inc N/A MD United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
National Multiple Sclerosis Society San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Abortion Care Network N/A MN United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Indigenous Educational Network of Turtle Island N/A MN United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 -2,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
St. Bernard Project, Inc. N/A LA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Senior Services for Northern California San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 40,880

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Parents for Public Schools Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas West Midwest Community Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Simprints N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Pratham USA N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Project HOPE The People to People Health Foundation Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Magic Wheelchair N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Smile Train, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Metta Forest Monastery Wat Mettavanaram N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Colorado State University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Springfield City School District N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Springfield City School District N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 74,300

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Meals on Wheels People Inc OR Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Venice Arts CA Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Food Bank Contra Costa and Solano CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Iowa State University Foundation IA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Mozilla Foundation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Lamplighters Music Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Hospital for Hope India, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Music in the Schools Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Georgetown University DC Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
GiveWell CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Open Philanthropy Project CA Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000,000
Page SUM 30,311,150

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Roman Archbishop of Los Angeles A Corporation Sole United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Save the Children Federation Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
United States Catholic Conference United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 12,680
Wichita Childrens Home United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Joe Goode Performance Group United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Friends of Birdlife International Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jesuit High School of New Orleans United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Common Market Philadelphia Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Medical Association Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
National Multiple Sclerosis Society United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Abortion Care Network United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Indigenous Educational Network of Turtle Island United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 -2,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
St. Bernard Project, Inc. United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Senior Services for Northern California United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 40,880

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13110 records found.