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)
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Courage Campaign Institute N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CelebrateMercy N/A OH United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Kailash Satyarthi Childrens Foundation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Bay Area Furniture Bank Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Rainforest Trust N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Congregation Sinai of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Way Worldwide N/A VA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 147,775
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Homeless Garden Project N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 24,000
Electronic Privacy Information Center N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco First Tee San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Policy Innovators in Education Network Inc N/A MN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 120,491
Radio Pooya Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
HOPE Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
CALmatters N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 889,216

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13110 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Courage Campaign Institute N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CelebrateMercy N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Kailash Satyarthi Childrens Foundation of America, Inc. N/A Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Bay Area Furniture Bank Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Rainforest Trust N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Congregation Sinai of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Way Worldwide N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 147,775
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Homeless Garden Project N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 24,000
Electronic Privacy Information Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco First Tee San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Policy Innovators in Education Network Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 120,491
Radio Pooya Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
HOPE Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
CALmatters N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 889,216

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Unbound KS Human Services Donor Advised 2018 960
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Regents of the University of Colorado CO Education Donor Advised 2018 300
ACTAsia for Animals CT Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 234,000
Ujima Adult and Family Services CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Catholic Relief Services, Inc. MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Providence Community Health Foundation OR Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Village Harvest Corporation CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,300
Union Station Homeless Services CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System CA Health Donor Advised 2018 -81,532
The San Jose Public Library Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of the Palo Alto High School Library CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Breathe California of Sacramento Emigrant Trails CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Charter Fund Inc CO Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000,000
Mindful Birthing and Parenting Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 35,304,028

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Courage Campaign Institute United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CelebrateMercy United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Kailash Satyarthi Childrens Foundation of America, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Bay Area Furniture Bank United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Rainforest Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Congregation Sinai of San Jose United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 147,775
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Homeless Garden Project United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 24,000
Electronic Privacy Information Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco First Tee United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Policy Innovators in Education Network Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania United States Education Donor Advised 2018 120,491
Radio Pooya United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
HOPE Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
CALmatters United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 889,216

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13110 records found.