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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 80,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. N/A KS United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Healdsburg Jazz Festival, Inc. Sonoma CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Students for Service Inc N/A NY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25
Alum Rock Educational Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,748
Equal Justice Initiative N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Heart Association Inc N/A TX United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Institute for Educational Advancement N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Palliative & Supportive Care of Nantucket Foundation, Inc. N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Conservacion Patagonica San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern Illinois University Foundation N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Family Supportive Housing Inc Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 156,023

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 80,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Healdsburg Jazz Festival, Inc. Sonoma Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Students for Service Inc N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25
Alum Rock Educational Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 6,748
Equal Justice Initiative N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Heart Association Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Institute for Educational Advancement N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Palliative & Supportive Care of Nantucket Foundation, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Conservacion Patagonica San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern Illinois University Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Family Supportive Housing Inc Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 156,023

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Partners in Oakland Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Resource Generation NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
One Step Beyond Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Maryknoll Mission Association of the Faithful, Inc. NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Urban Justice Center NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Trust for Public Land CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Exploratorium CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,000
American Friends of Neve Shalom/Wahat Al-Salam CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Project HOPE The People to People Health Foundation Inc VA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Immigrant Defenders Law Center CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 310,000
Businesses United in Investing Lending and Development CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,875
Children's Creativity Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Occidental Arts and Ecology Center CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pursuit of Excellence CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute MA Health Donor Advised 2018 45,000
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Santa Fe Institute NM Sciences Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Page SUM 826,625

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 80,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Puente de la Costa Sur United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Healdsburg Jazz Festival, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Students for Service Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25
Alum Rock Educational Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,748
Equal Justice Initiative United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Heart Association Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Institute for Educational Advancement United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Palliative & Supportive Care of Nantucket Foundation, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Conservacion Patagonica United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern Illinois University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Family Supportive Housing Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 156,023

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13110 records found.