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)
Best Friends Animal Society N/A UT United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
CorpsAfrica N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Community Foundation of Ottawa N/A ON Canada General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 204,000
Community Access to the Arts, Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
EL Education Inc N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Boys & Girls Club of America N/A GA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jewish Community Center of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,625
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
10,000 Degrees Marin CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Santa Barbara Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Endeavor Global, Inc. N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Pacific Primary San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 105,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Partners in Health N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Pandemonium Aviaries Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 350
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 2,570,175

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Best Friends Animal Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
CorpsAfrica N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Community Foundation of Ottawa N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 204,000
Community Access to the Arts, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
EL Education Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Boys & Girls Club of America N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jewish Community Center of San Francisco San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,625
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
10,000 Degrees Marin Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Santa Barbara Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Endeavor Global, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Pacific Primary San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 105,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Partners in Health N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Pandemonium Aviaries Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 350
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 2,570,175

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Good Shepherd Services NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Family Supportive Housing Inc CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of the Tubac Presidio and Museum AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Community Life Network Incorporated CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,500
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Human Rights Watch, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
United States Association for UNHCR DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Internationals Network for Public Schools Inc NY Other Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Rohnert Park Swim Club CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Santa Rosa Symphony Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Possibilities Inc. TN Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hope Enterprise Corporation MS Community Development Donor Advised 2018 13,700
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Bucknell University PA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
HEAL Project CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
University of Arizona Foundation AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 1,455,950

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Best Friends Animal Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
CorpsAfrica United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Community Foundation of Ottawa Canada General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 204,000
Community Access to the Arts, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
EL Education Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Boys & Girls Club of America United States Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jewish Community Center of San Francisco United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,625
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
10,000 Degrees United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Santa Barbara Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Endeavor Global, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Pacific Primary United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois United States Education Donor Advised 2018 105,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Partners in Health United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Pandemonium Aviaries United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 350
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 2,570,175

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13110 records found.