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)
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Italian Community Services San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Northwestern University N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Big Oak Ranch, Inc. N/A AL United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Douglas Mendel Cambodian Relief Fund N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,200
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MAH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Southern California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Capital Area Immigrants' Rights Coalition N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 175,000
Congregation Kol Emeth Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Friends of the Animal Shelter N/A OR United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Resource Area For Teaching Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole N/A WY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Southern Oregon Inc N/A OR United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Indivisible Civics Inc N/A DC United States Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pachamama Alliance San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Italian Community Services San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Northwestern University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Big Oak Ranch, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Douglas Mendel Cambodian Relief Fund N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 1,200
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Southern California N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Capital Area Immigrants' Rights Coalition N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 175,000
Congregation Kol Emeth Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Friends of the Animal Shelter N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Resource Area For Teaching Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Southern Oregon Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Indivisible Civics Inc N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pachamama Alliance San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jewish Community of Amherst Inc. MA Religion Donor Advised 2018 360
Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Assyrian Arts Institute CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Earth Law Center NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Larkin Street Youth Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Lexia Institute of Computer Applications for Learning Disabl CA Other Donor Advised 2018 250
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
CALmatters CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
GLAAD Inc NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Carnegie Hill Neighbors Inc NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc TN Health Donor Advised 2018 200
WonderWork Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 40,000
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Boy Scouts of America United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Italian Community Services United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Northwestern University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Big Oak Ranch, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Douglas Mendel Cambodian Relief Fund United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Adolescent Counseling Services United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,200
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Southern California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Capital Area Immigrants' Rights Coalition United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 175,000
Congregation Kol Emeth United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Friends of the Animal Shelter United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Resource Area For Teaching United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Southern Oregon Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Indivisible Civics Inc United States Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pachamama Alliance United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 289,350

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13110 records found.