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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Harmony Program N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
San Francisco Public Health Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Elephants of Africa Rescue Society Inc N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
March for Our Lives Foundation N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
USA Region of the International Society for Applied Ethology N/A IN United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 135,412
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Center for Lesbian Rights San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Aim High for High School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 625
Birch Rock Camp N/A ME United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of Princeton University N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -25,000,000
Conversations du Monde N/A France Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Page SUM -24,307,413

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Mountain View Educational Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Bonds Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Morrissey-Compton Educational Center San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Matthew Catholic School San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,200
University of Southern California San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Srv2thrv Foundation N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hot DOCs Foundation USA, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
George Mark Children's Fund Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 1,499
International Myeloma Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 400
Positivity Project N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Charles Armstrong School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Joseph Center N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Nature Conservancy N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Children in Conflict Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Institute for Social Policy and Understanding N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 231,899

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
League of Women Voters South San Mateo County Education Fund CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Drug Policy Alliance NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 -28,370
The San Francisco School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Tipping Point Community CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Naval Postgraduate School Foundation Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 7,353
Zen Hospice Project Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Camp for All Kids MO Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Hebron Academy Incorporated ME Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Aim High for High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sexual Health Innovations CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Oxfam-America, Inc. MA International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Latinos for Education Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Greater Horizons MO Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 268,134
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 333,250
Respite and Research for Alzheimers Disease CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Theodore Payne Foundation for Wild Flowers & Native Plants CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Friends of Birdlife International Inc NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 762,467

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Mountain View Educational Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Bonds Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Morrissey-Compton Educational Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Matthew Catholic School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,200
University of Southern California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Srv2thrv Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hot DOCs Foundation USA, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
George Mark Children's Fund United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,499
International Myeloma Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 400
Positivity Project United States Education Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Charles Armstrong School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Joseph Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Nature Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Children in Conflict Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Institute for Social Policy and Understanding United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 231,899

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13110 records found.