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)
Silicon Valley De-Bug Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Give US the Floor San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Canine Companions for Independence Sonoma CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sea The World Productions, Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Go Public Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Union of Associations of Farmers of Murghab District N/A Tajikistan International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Rainforest Action Network San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Immigrant Legal Resource Center San Francisco CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Johns Hopkins University N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford N/A England Education Donor Advised 2018 -3,602
Focus on the Family N/A CO United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Fractured Atlas Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,162,848

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Silicon Valley De-Bug Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul of San Mateo County San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Give US the Floor San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Canine Companions for Independence Sonoma Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sea The World Productions, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Go Public Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Union of Associations of Farmers of Murghab District N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Rainforest Action Network San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Immigrant Legal Resource Center San Francisco Immigration Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Johns Hopkins University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 -3,602
Focus on the Family N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Fractured Atlas Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,162,848

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Communities In Schools, Inc. VA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Adas Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Lava Mae CA Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
HOPE Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Special Olympics Hawaii Inc HI Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
California Immigrant Policy Center CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 24,000
Boulder Crest Retreat Foundation VA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Chinatown Community Children's Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,800
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Congregation Emek Beracha CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 6,125
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -233,000
Stuttering Foundation of America TN Health Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Unified School District CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
University of Oregon Foundation OR Education Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Page SUM 246,075

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Silicon Valley De-Bug United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Ballet Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul of San Mateo County United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Give US the Floor United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Canine Companions for Independence United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future United States Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
The Nature Conservancy of California United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sea The World Productions, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Go Public Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Union of Associations of Farmers of Murghab District Tajikistan International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Rainforest Action Network United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Immigrant Legal Resource Center United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Johns Hopkins University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford England Education Donor Advised 2018 -3,602
Focus on the Family United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Fractured Atlas Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,162,848

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13110 records found.