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)
San Francisco First Tee San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Church of the Nativity San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 700
Planting Justice Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 385
Learning Center Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Townsend K-12 Schools N/A MT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
FII - National Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Youngstown Edison Incubator Corporation N/A OH United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Vida Verde Nature Education N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Portland Rescue Mission N/A OR United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 450
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Womankind Worldwide Inc N/A DE United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 270,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Foundation Fighting Blindness, Inc. N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
HIAS, Inc. N/A MD United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 400
The Humane League N/A MD United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Town School for Boys San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 503,785

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco First Tee San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Church of the Nativity San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 700
Planting Justice Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 385
Learning Center Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Townsend K-12 Schools N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
FII - National Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Youngstown Edison Incubator Corporation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Vida Verde Nature Education N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Portland Rescue Mission N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 450
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Womankind Worldwide Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 270,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Foundation Fighting Blindness, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
HIAS, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 400
The Humane League N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Town School for Boys San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 503,785

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
North Star Fund, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Up with People-Incorporated California CO Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition CO Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
The Carter Center, Inc. GA International Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Brown University of Providence RI Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 480,400

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco First Tee United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Church of the Nativity United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 700
Planting Justice United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 385
Learning Center United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Townsend K-12 Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
FII - National United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Youngstown Edison Incubator Corporation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Vida Verde Nature Education United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Portland Rescue Mission United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 450
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Womankind Worldwide Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 270,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Foundation Fighting Blindness, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Puente de la Costa Sur United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
HIAS, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 400
The Humane League United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Town School for Boys United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 503,785

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13110 records found.