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 Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
iFoster Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
3rd I South Asian Independent Film San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Cooks Inc N/A MA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 400
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Compassion in World Farming N/A GA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Butte Humane Society N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
National Association for Children of Alcoholics N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Plateau Valley School District NO. 50 In The County of Mesa N/A CO United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Treehouse N/A WA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Foundation for Financial Planning, Inc. N/A DC United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of Chicago N/A IL United States Other Donor Advised 2018 7,692
Better Bennington Corporation N/A VT United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sisters Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Monroe Mich N/A MI United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Trustees of Dartmouth College N/A NH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Santa Cruz SPCA and Humane Society N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Parents Club West Portal School San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 338,842

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Ten Strands Marin Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Nepal Youth Foundation Marin International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Nepal Youth Foundation Marin International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Hoffman Institute Foundation Marin Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Okizu Foundation Marin Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Belvedere Cove Foundation Marin Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Bay Area Discovery Museum Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
SHE-CAN Inc Marin Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance Marin International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Project Drawdown Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Caravan To Class Marin General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Preventive Medicine Research Institute Marin Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Representation Project Marin Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Jose Moya Del Pino Library Ross Historical Society Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance Marin International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Samoyed Rescue Inc Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hospice by the Bay Marin Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nepal Youth Foundation Marin International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,191,500

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Menlo-Atherton High School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 4,500
Arthritis Foundation, Inc. GA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
California Maritime Academy Foundation Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
American Friends of IDC NY Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 400
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc TN Health Donor Advised 2018 500
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pro Publica, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
BrightFocus Foundation MD Health Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Reach Out Alumni Assistance Network Association CA Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Quest Counseling & Consulting NV Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Wears Valley Ranch, Inc. TN Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 250
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Take the Lead Inc NY Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Year Up Inc MA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 48,500

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
iFoster Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
3rd I South Asian Independent Film United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Cooks Inc United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 400
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Compassion in World Farming United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Butte Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
National Association for Children of Alcoholics United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Plateau Valley School District NO. 50 In The County of Mesa United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Treehouse United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Foundation for Financial Planning, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of Chicago United States Other Donor Advised 2018 7,692
Better Bennington Corporation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sisters Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Monroe Mich United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Trustees of Dartmouth College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Santa Cruz SPCA and Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Parents Club West Portal School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 338,842

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13110 records found.