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)
World Central Kitchen Incorporated N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
The Sato Project, Inc. N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA N/A MA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Oak Heritage Conservancy Inc N/A IN United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 180,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Junior League of Monterey Co Inc N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Delancey Street California San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
HandsOn Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Hillel the Foundation For Jewish Campus Life Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,600
National Multiple Sclerosis Society N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cow Hollow Preschool San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Conservation Earth, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 12,500
City of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Montezuma Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
New York Fellowship, Inc. N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
Sandia Search Dogs N/A NM United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 433,025

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
World Central Kitchen Incorporated N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
The Sato Project, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Oak Heritage Conservancy Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 180,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Junior League of Monterey Co Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Delancey Street California San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
HandsOn Bay Area San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Hillel the Foundation For Jewish Campus Life Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,600
National Multiple Sclerosis Society N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cow Hollow Preschool San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Conservation Earth, Inc. San Mateo Environment Donor Advised 2018 12,500
City of Redwood City San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 100,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Montezuma Foundation Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
New York Fellowship, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
Sandia Search Dogs N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 433,025

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 380,000
Feeding America DC Food Security Donor Advised 2018 3,000
New Creation Home Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Global Citizen Year Incorporated CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Community Services Agency CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 18,545
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Look What She Did CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Mateo Sister City Association Inc CA Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Transfiguration Episcopal Church CA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Friends of the Children CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 300,000
American Committee for the Weizmann Institute of Science Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Chabad of Greater South Bay CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Upstream Policy Institute Inc. ME Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 3,415,795

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva Uruguay Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Hot DOCs Foundation USA, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Peach Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Compassion in World Farming United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Cinnabar Elementary School District United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Caminar United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Charity Global Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 140,160
Southwest Energy Efficiency Project LLC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Alliance for Girls United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco University High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Upstream Policy Institute Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Lewa Wildlife Conservancy USA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Media Matters for America United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 763,960

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13110 records found.