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 Countysort descending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Culinary Institute of America N/A NY United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Animal Equality Italia N/A Italy Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 520,020
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
University of Southampton N/A England Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Union Station Homeless Services N/A CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Healthy Democracy Fund N/A OR United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 90,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. N/A KS United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 450
Women for Afghan Women Inc N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Prosperity Now N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Domestic Violence Foundation N/A OR United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Jos N/A Nigeria Education Corporate Advised 2018 38,000
CARE - Headquarters N/A GA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,100
Yale University N/A CT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Alaska Conservation Foundation N/A AK United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Catholic Charities USA N/A MD United States Other Corporate Advised 2018 500
Acortar Distancias A.C. N/A Mexico Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Lawrence University of Wisconsin N/A WI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Polaris Project N/A DC United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New Beginnings N/A WA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Manzanar Committee N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,016,870

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Culinary Institute of America N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Animal Equality Italia N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 520,020
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 300
University of Southampton N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Union Station Homeless Services N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Healthy Democracy Fund N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 90,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 450
Women for Afghan Women Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Prosperity Now N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Domestic Violence Foundation N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Jos N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 38,000
CARE - Headquarters N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,100
Yale University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Alaska Conservation Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Catholic Charities USA N/A Other Corporate Advised 2018 500
Acortar Distancias A.C. N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Lawrence University of Wisconsin N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Polaris Project N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New Beginnings N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Manzanar Committee N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,016,870

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750
Boys & Girls Clubs of La Habra-Brea CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750
Boys and Girls Club of Anaheim Inc CA Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Alzheimer's Foundation of America, Inc. NY Other Donor Advised 2018 500
The Trust for Hidden Villa CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Bellarmine College Preparatory CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Caterinas Club CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Cardiac Therapy Foundation of the MidPeninsula CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for Excellence in Nonprofits CA Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Girls Incorporated of Orange County CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Small Friends on Nantucket, Inc. MA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Global Operations and Development - Giving Children Hope CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 13,700
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jumpstart for Young Children Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Project Access Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation for African Medicine and Education CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco First Tee CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 113,950

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Community Initiatives United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
The Marine Mammal Center United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Community Services Agency United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Thirteenth Street Neighborhood Advisory Committee United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Wilderness Society United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Foundation for Financial Planning, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Francisco Park Conservancy United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Skid Row Running Club A Nonprofit Mutual Benefit Corporation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Caring Choices Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Heartbeat United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Center for Animal Protection and Education United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of Southern California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Center for American Progress United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 665,052
Metropolitan Opera Association Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Ada's Cafe United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 760,352

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13110 records found.