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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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)
Indivisible Civics Inc N/A DC United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Charlie's Acres N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
WomenShelter of Long Beach N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Foundation for National Progress San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
JOIN N/A OR United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
KickStart-International Inc San Francisco CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Baykeeper Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
William Carey University N/A MS United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KIPP Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Evidence Action, Inc. N/A DC United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Sundance Institute N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 3,404,300

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Indivisible Civics Inc N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Charlie's Acres N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
WomenShelter of Long Beach N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Foundation for National Progress San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
JOIN N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
KickStart-International Inc San Francisco Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Baykeeper Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
William Carey University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KIPP Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Evidence Action, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Sundance Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 3,404,300

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Meor Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 5,400
Latin American Youth Center, Inc. DC Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The HorsePark at Woodside, Ltd. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 21,500
Occidental College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Maritime Academy Foundation Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Water Center CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Room to Read CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
My New Red Shoes CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 20,000
PICO National Network CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 800,000
University of Maryland, Baltimore County MD Other Donor Advised 2018 5,750
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Fund for Animal Welfare, Inc. MA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Sankaty Head Foundation, Inc. MA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice CA Health Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Sequoia Adult School Scholars CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Real Hope for Haiti IN Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,041,100

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Indivisible Civics Inc United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Charlie's Acres United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
WomenShelter of Long Beach United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Foundation for National Progress United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
JOIN United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
KickStart-International Inc United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Boy Scouts of America United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Baykeeper United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
William Carey University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KIPP Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Peninsula Bridge Program United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Evidence Action, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Sundance Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 3,404,300

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13110 records found.