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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. Grant amounts shown as negative numbers represent adjustments to prior years’ grants.

Grantee Bay Area County State Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
CALmatters N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Peninsula College Fund San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Shriners Hospitals for Children N/A FL United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 212,750
Compassion in World Farming N/A GA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Butte Humane Society N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
National Association for Children of Alcoholics N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Treehouse N/A WA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
American Academy of Arts and Sciences N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation for Financial Planning, Inc. N/A DC United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of Chicago N/A IL United States Other Donor Advised 2018 7,692
Better Bennington Corporation N/A VT United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sisters Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Monroe Mich N/A MI United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Trustees of Dartmouth College N/A NH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Santa Cruz SPCA and Humane Society N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,045,692

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Lawfare Institute N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2018 6,100
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Environmental Traveling Companions San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Cleo Eulau Center for Children and Adolescents Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PFLAG Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Womens International Network for Guatemalan Solutions Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Accountability Counsel San Francisco International Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Hillsborough Schools Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Charity Science Foundation of Canada N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Sexual Health Innovations San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vida Joven de Mexico N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Congregation Adat Yeshurun N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 487,850

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Crohn's & Colitis Foundation Inc MN Health Donor Advised 2018 400
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wildlife Conservation Society NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Project Open Hand CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CALmatters CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Lanai Culture & Heritage Center HI Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Baltimore Museum of Art, Inc. MD Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
One Refugee Child Inc. CT International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
RAND Corporation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Westgate Community Bible Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Tides Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Leadership Roundtable Inc DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Joe Goode Performance Group CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Real Hope for Haiti IN Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Foundation of San Joaquin Inc CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
University of Maryland College Park Foundation Inc MD Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
DonorsChoose.org NY Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Sight Word Busters CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 719,200

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Lawfare Institute United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Social Good Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 6,100
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Environmental Traveling Companions United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Cleo Eulau Center for Children and Adolescents United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PFLAG Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Womens International Network for Guatemalan Solutions Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Accountability Counsel United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Hillsborough Schools Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Charity Science Foundation of Canada Canada Human Services Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Sexual Health Innovations United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vida Joven de Mexico United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Tides Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Congregation Adat Yeshurun United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 487,850

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13110 records found.