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 Statesort descending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Monterey Church N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Khan Academy Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Global Fund For Women, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Palo Alto Girls Softball League Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Hawes Elementary San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
India Community Center, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
SPUR San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Downtown Women's Center N/A CA United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Simon Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Hospice by the Bay Marin CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
College of Adaptive Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Booksin Elementary School Community Association Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 385
Page SUM 2,806,385

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Phillips Exeter Academy N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Build Change N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Sanergy, Inc. N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
United States Association for UNHCR N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 32,475
Institute for Educational Advancement N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Institute for Field Research N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Animal Haven Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
The UCLA Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Vida Verde Nature Education N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
President and Trustees of Bates College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 800,000
Page SUM 1,169,475

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Napa Valley Farmworker Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Social Good Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
East Oakland Boxing Association CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Village Harvest Corporation CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Oakland Girls Softball League CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Wilderness Society CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planetree Health Library CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Valley Christian Schools CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Techbridge Girls CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Maitri Charitable Trust CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
The Justice & Diversity Center of the Bar Assoc. of SF CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Jose Valdes Math Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Girls Incorporated of Orange County CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 408,400

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2018 380,000
Raheem AI United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 300
Hawaii Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 216,000
The National Association for Urban Debate Leagues United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,885
Sonoma Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bennington College Corporation United States Higher Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
San Francisco First Tee United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Inside the Outdoors Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Bnai Brith Youth Organization Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Family Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Rainforest Action Network United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Kehillah Jewish High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 350
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Upward Scholars United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Diabetes Association Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Butte Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 704,535

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