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)
Making Waves Foundation Inc Contra Costa CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Corpus Christi Parish N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Los Altos Educational Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Operation Rainbow Inc Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance Marin CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Hospital Chaplains Ministry of America N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Holy Angels School San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Villa Siena Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Rotary Club of Pacifica Endowment San Mateo CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Triton Tech 6072 N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 387,200

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 540
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Friends of Nevada Wilderness N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
PRX Incorporated N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Southern California Public Radio N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 240
Lutheran Church in America N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Quest Counseling & Consulting N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,500
St. Teresa's Academy N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Take the Lead Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
University of Illinois Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Good Plus Foundation Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Wake Forest University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 400
Regents of the University of California At San Diego N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Carnegie Mellon University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 -15
Crohn's & Colitis Foundation Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 400
Southern Carolina Appleseed Legal Justice Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 33,160
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System N/A Donor Advised 2018 524,871
Page SUM 592,896

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Support for Families of Children with Disabilities CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The San Bruno Girls Softball League Inc CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
India Community Center, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
uAspire Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Sojourn to the Past CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jameson Animal Rescue Ranch CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
The Samburu Project Inc CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 6,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Salvation Army CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,500
The Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Martha's Kitchen CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Digital NEST CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 223,920
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Music for Minors Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 368,520

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Bar Association Fund for Justice and Education United States Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2018 205,000
American Civil War Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -25,000,000
Arc of Arizona Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Advocates for Survivors of Domestic Violence Incorporated United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Nature Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
City Slicker Farms United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Arts Northwest United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Communities In Schools, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Upstream Policy Institute Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Camp Rainbow Gold, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Global Fund For Women, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of Idaho Public Television Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Hope Enterprise Corporation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 13,700
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM -24,067,800

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