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)
Friends & Foundation of the San Francisco Public Library San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Prostate Cancer Foundation N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Pacific Crest Trail Association N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Coastside Hope N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Weekapaug Foundation for Conservation N/A RI United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Mid-Peninsula Education Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Compassion and Choices N/A NH United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
University of Oregon Foundation N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,375,000
Hebrew Free Loan Association of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Operation Freedom Paws Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Charity: Water N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. N/A MD United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,500
The UCLA Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boy Scouts of America, Pacific Skyline Council San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 600
Story of Stuff Project Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 2,974,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Friends & Foundation of the San Francisco Public Library San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Prostate Cancer Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Pacific Crest Trail Association N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Coastside Hope N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Weekapaug Foundation for Conservation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Mid-Peninsula Education Center Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Compassion and Choices N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
University of Oregon Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,375,000
Hebrew Free Loan Association of San Francisco San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Operation Freedom Paws Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Charity: Water N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,500
The UCLA Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boy Scouts of America, Pacific Skyline Council San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 600
Story of Stuff Project Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 2,974,000

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13110 records found.
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Friends & Foundation of the San Francisco Public Library United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Prostate Cancer Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Way of the Bay Area United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Pacific Crest Trail Association United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Coastside Hope United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Weekapaug Foundation for Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Mid-Peninsula Education Center Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Compassion and Choices United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
University of Oregon Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,375,000
Hebrew Free Loan Association of San Francisco United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Operation Freedom Paws United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Charity: Water United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,500
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boy Scouts of America, Pacific Skyline Council United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 600
Story of Stuff Project United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 2,974,000

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13110 records found.