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 State Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Pepperwood Foundation Sonoma CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva N/A Uruguay Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Compassion in World Farming N/A GA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Kuumbwa Jazz Society N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California League of Conservation Voters Education Fund Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Southwest Energy Efficiency Project LLC N/A CO United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto Humane Society Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Church in the Canyon N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Pacific Central District of the Unitarian Universalist Asso. N/A WA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
The UCLA Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Room to Read San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
J Street Education Fund, Inc. N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Carleton College N/A MN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
European Molecular Biology Laboratory N/A Germany Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Mercy Corps N/A OR United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 471,200

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Pepperwood Foundation Sonoma Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Compassion in World Farming N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Kuumbwa Jazz Society N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California League of Conservation Voters Education Fund Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Southwest Energy Efficiency Project LLC N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto Humane Society Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Church in the Canyon N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Pacific Central District of the Unitarian Universalist Asso. N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
The UCLA Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Room to Read San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
J Street Education Fund, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Carleton College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
European Molecular Biology Laboratory N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Mercy Corps N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 471,200

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. FL Religion Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Ashland Emergency Food Bank OR Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Charles Armstrong School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
John Fitzgerald Kennedy Library Foundation, Inc. MA Education Donor Advised 2018 12,500
St. Anthony's Catholic Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Dominican Sisters St Mary of the Springs Columbus Ohio OH Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for a College Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Transcend, Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,600,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Art in Action CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital TN Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Resources for Human Development Inc PA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boston Critic, Inc. TX Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,901,050

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Pepperwood Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva Uruguay Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Compassion in World Farming United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Kuumbwa Jazz Society United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California League of Conservation Voters Education Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Southwest Energy Efficiency Project LLC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Church in the Canyon United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Pacific Central District of the Unitarian Universalist Asso. United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Foundation for a College Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Room to Read United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
J Street Education Fund, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Carleton College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
European Molecular Biology Laboratory Germany Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Mercy Corps United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 471,200

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13110 records found.