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)
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pratham USA N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Southern California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Animal Assisted Happiness, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 3,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hawaii Community Foundation N/A HI United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
City Slicker Farms Alameda CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 35,000
AOPA Foundation N/A MD United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Institute of American Indian Arts Foundation N/A NM United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mi Familia Vota Education Fund N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Ruby Habitat Foundation N/A MT United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Child and Family Research and Training Institute San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Unitarian Universalist Association N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Lutheran Church Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Junior Achievement of Northern California Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Parents for Public Schools Inc N/A MS United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Foundation, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Verbum Dei High School N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Ten Strands Marin CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 140,800

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pratham USA N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Southern California N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Animal Assisted Happiness, Inc. Santa Clara Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 3,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hawaii Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
City Slicker Farms Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2018 35,000
AOPA Foundation N/A Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Institute of American Indian Arts Foundation N/A Immigration Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mi Familia Vota Education Fund N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Ruby Habitat Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Child and Family Research and Training Institute San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Unitarian Universalist Association N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Lutheran Church Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Junior Achievement of Northern California Contra Costa Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Parents for Public Schools Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Foundation, Inc. San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Verbum Dei High School N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Ten Strands Marin Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 140,800

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Escuela Xochitl Tonatiuh Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Earth Island Institute Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 14,000
Chicago Horticultural Society IL Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Respite and Research for Alzheimers Disease CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Big Life International Inc FL Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Compassion International Incorporated CO International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,850
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Ceres, Inc. MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Palo Alto Medical Foundation for Health Care Research & Educ CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Paris Review Foundation Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
HIAS, Inc. MD International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 22,700
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
University of Colorado Foundation, Inc. CO Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 528,100

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Food Bank United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pratham USA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Southern California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Animal Assisted Happiness, Inc. United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 3,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hawaii Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
City Slicker Farms United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 35,000
AOPA Foundation United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Institute of American Indian Arts Foundation United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mi Familia Vota Education Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Ruby Habitat Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Child and Family Research and Training Institute United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Unitarian Universalist Association United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Lutheran Church Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Junior Achievement of Northern California United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Parents for Public Schools Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Verbum Dei High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Ten Strands United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 140,800

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13110 records found.