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)
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Impact Experience Institute San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 39,400
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Parkinson's Institute Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Compassion Institute San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Santa Clara County Library District Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650,000
Foundation for National Progress San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pacific Research Institute for Public Policy San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Wisdom Sun San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
North of Market Tenderloin Community Benefit Corporation San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Ignatian Corporation Saint Ignatius High School San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Phillips Brooks School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Dawn Redwoods Charitable Trust Marin CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 1,710,600

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Impact Experience Institute San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 39,400
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Parkinson's Institute Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Compassion Institute San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Santa Clara County Library District Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650,000
Foundation for National Progress San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pacific Research Institute for Public Policy San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Wisdom Sun San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
North of Market Tenderloin Community Benefit Corporation San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Ignatian Corporation Saint Ignatius High School San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Phillips Brooks School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Dawn Redwoods Charitable Trust Marin Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 1,710,600

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Opportunity International, Inc. IL Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Joseph Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pursuit of Excellence CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Young Scholars Fund Inc MA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Nine Lives Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Art of Yoga Project CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Government Accountability Project, Inc. DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Asian Pacific Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Supporting Initiatives to Redistribute Unused Medicine-Sirum CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Institute of Technology CA Education Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Institute on Aging CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Film Society CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Homeless Garden Project CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 24,000
Council on American-Islamic Relations California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Gravenstein Schools Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sierra Waldorf School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Benedict's Ladder: A Representative Payee Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Page SUM 723,500

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
International Rescue Committee, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 350
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Center for Science in the Public Interest United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Grand Teton National Park Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Summit Land Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Immigration Law Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
EdSurge United States Education Donor Advised 2018 700,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Immigrant Legal Resource Center United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 10,000
YMCA of the East Bay United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Open the Circle United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Alzheimers Disease Research Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Bellarmine College Preparatory United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Burlingame Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Community Foundation of Morgan County Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 806,500

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13110 records found.