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 Countysort descending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
George W. Bush Foundation N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Community Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Indiana Inc N/A IN United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Life for Relief and Development Inc N/A MI United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 200
Southern California Equestrian Sports N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 18,820
Benedict's Ladder: A Representative Payee Service N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Commonweal N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva N/A Uruguay Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
EarthEnable N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Good Shepherd Services N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Compassionate Care ALS Inc N/A MA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
National Recreation & Park Association N/A VA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Kuumbwa Jazz Society N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Agenda Project, Inc. N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Church in the Canyon N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Pacific Central District of the Unitarian Universalist Asso. N/A WA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
J Street Education Fund, Inc. N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 371,220

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
George W. Bush Foundation N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Community Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Indiana Inc N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Life for Relief and Development Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 200
Southern California Equestrian Sports N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 18,820
Benedict's Ladder: A Representative Payee Service N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Commonweal N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
EarthEnable N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Good Shepherd Services N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Compassionate Care ALS Inc N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
National Recreation & Park Association N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Kuumbwa Jazz Society N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Agenda Project, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Church in the Canyon N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Pacific Central District of the Unitarian Universalist Asso. N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 200
J Street Education Fund, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 371,220

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco University High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation MA Health Donor Advised 2018 7,200,000
New Door Ventures CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lions Club International Ftdn IL Donor Advised 2018 2,200
The Center For Documentary Studies NC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Independent Feature Project, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Marin Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Castle Air Museum Foundation Incorporated CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mentor Tutor Connection CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Service Year Exchange, Inc. DC Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Caring Choices Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Catholic Charities of San Jose CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Thrive Afya Tanzania OR Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Enloe Medical Center CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Montalvo Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto CA Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Page SUM 7,362,900

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Fiat Lux Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Opera Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Vascular Cures United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Global Fund For Women, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Vida Verde Nature Education United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
March of Dimes Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 800,000
President and Trustees of Bates College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Homeboy Industries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 923,500

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13110 records found.