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)
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United States Association for UNHCR N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
University of Oregon Foundation N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Theiss Research N/A CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 75,000
San Francisco Film Society San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
St. Bernard Project, Inc. N/A LA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Defenders of Wildlife N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depressi N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CityTeam Ministries San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Institute for Human & Social Development Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 65,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
St Anthony Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A MI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Sutter Medical Center Foundation N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops N/A DC United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 3,219,050

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Glaucoma Research Foundation San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
CHAC Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Young Love Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Deans for Impact N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Sankaty Head Foundation, Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ocean Conservancy Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Alliance for Middle East Peace Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
One Refugee Child Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Museo Italo-Americano San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Fresh Approach Contra Costa Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
South Evangelical Presbyterian Fellowship N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Gandhigram Trust N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Page SUM 1,655,500

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
AEROBridge CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -50,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Homeless Garden Project CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 24,000
Council on American-Islamic Relations California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Gravenstein Schools Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pepperdine University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Communities In Schools, Inc. VA Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Jazz House Kids Inc. NJ Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Friends Nursery School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Berkeley Lab Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Breakthrough Silicon Valley CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Zen Center A Corporation Sole CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The UCLA Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Pelican Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sky's the Limit Fund CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 951,200

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
International Rescue Committee, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Glaucoma Research Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Bay Area Cancer Connections United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
CHAC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Young Love Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Deans for Impact United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Sankaty Head Foundation, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ocean Conservancy Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Alliance for Middle East Peace Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
One Refugee Child Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Museo Italo-Americano United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Fresh Approach United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
South Evangelical Presbyterian Fellowship United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Gandhigram Trust India Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Page SUM 1,655,500

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13110 records found.