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 Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values N/A MA United States Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Narrative Magazine Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A OR United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
We Care Solar Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Tor Project Inc. N/A WA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
FoodCorps, Inc. N/A OR United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Boston Lyric Opera Company N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mission Asset Fund San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 11,000
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Everest Public High School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Eastside College Preparatory School, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Los Gatos Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Homeless Prenatal Program, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 800
Community Action Agency of Butte County Inc. N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 929,500

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values N/A Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Narrative Magazine Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
We Care Solar Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Tor Project Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
FoodCorps, Inc. N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Boston Lyric Opera Company N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mission Asset Fund San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 11,000
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Everest Public High School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Eastside College Preparatory School, Inc. San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Los Gatos Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Homeless Prenatal Program, Inc. San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 800
Community Action Agency of Butte County Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 929,500

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
St. Anthony's Catholic Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 140,000
Castro Valley Arts Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Electronic Privacy Information Center DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Opportunity Fund Community Development CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mercy Corps OR International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 171,650

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values United States Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Narrative Magazine Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Ashland Rotary Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
We Care Solar United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Tor Project Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
FoodCorps, Inc. United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Boston Lyric Opera Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mission Asset Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 11,000
San Francisco Zoological Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Everest Public High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Eastside College Preparatory School, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Los Gatos Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Homeless Prenatal Program, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 800
Community Action Agency of Butte County Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 929,500

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13110 records found.