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)
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. San Mateo CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
International Fund for Animal Welfare, Inc. N/A MA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
National Autonomous University of Mexico N/A Mexico Education Donor Advised 2018 46,000
Community Working Group, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Community Services Agency Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Focus on the Family N/A CO United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 470,000
Trust for Public Land San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Hawaii Public Radio N/A HI United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Center for Popular Democracy N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 75,000
SLS San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hawaii Community Foundation N/A HI United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Georgia Tech Research Corporation N/A GA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 124,510
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,226,710

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. San Mateo International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
International Fund for Animal Welfare, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
National Autonomous University of Mexico N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 46,000
Community Working Group, Inc. San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Focus on the Family N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 500
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 470,000
Trust for Public Land San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Hawaii Public Radio N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Center for Popular Democracy N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 75,000
SLS San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hawaii Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Georgia Tech Research Corporation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 124,510
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,226,710

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
California Tahoe Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Kidney Foundation Inc. NY Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Unity Care Group CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Karam Foundation NFP IL General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Room to Read CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Envision Education, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Homeless Garden Project CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Pacifica Foundation Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jesuit Retreat Center of Los Altos CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Village Cooperative Inc IN International Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Duke University NC Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Family Supportive Housing, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. FL Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 8,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 369,250

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
International Fund for Animal Welfare, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
National Autonomous University of Mexico Mexico Education Donor Advised 2018 46,000
Community Working Group, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Community Services Agency United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Focus on the Family United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 470,000
Trust for Public Land United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Hawaii Public Radio United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Center for Popular Democracy United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 75,000
SLS United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hawaii Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Georgia Tech Research Corporation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 124,510
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,226,710

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13110 records found.