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, and corporate 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)
Nature Conservancy, Inc. N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of Spannocchia N/A ME United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Yampa Valley Medical Center Foundation N/A CO United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
God's Company N/A TX United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A MN United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Compassion in World Farming N/A GA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Cornell University N/A IA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Glaucoma Research Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Nepal Youth Foundation Marin CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
National Women's Law Center N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Deans for Impact N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Mid-Peninsula Education Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Joint Venture Silicon Valley Network Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Tipping Point Community San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Colorado College TH N/A CO United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ocean Conservancy Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation of Greater Montreal N/A Canada General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Coral Reef Alliance Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,639,200

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Nature Conservancy, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of Spannocchia N/A Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Yampa Valley Medical Center Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
God's Company N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Compassion in World Farming N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Cornell University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Glaucoma Research Foundation San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Nepal Youth Foundation Marin International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
National Women's Law Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Deans for Impact N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Mid-Peninsula Education Center Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Joint Venture Silicon Valley Network Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Tipping Point Community San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Colorado College TH N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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
Foundation of Greater Montreal N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Coral Reef Alliance Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,639,200

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
American Cancer Society Inc OK Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cow Hollow Preschool CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Notre Dame High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 54,510
LymeDisease.org CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Electronic Privacy Information Center DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 178,710

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Nature Conservancy, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of Spannocchia United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Yampa Valley Medical Center Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
God's Company United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
International Rescue Committee, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Compassion in World Farming United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Cornell University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Glaucoma Research Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Bay Area Cancer Connections United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Nepal Youth Foundation United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
National Women's Law Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Deans for Impact United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Mid-Peninsula Education Center Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Joint Venture Silicon Valley Network United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Tipping Point Community United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Colorado College TH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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
Foundation of Greater Montreal Canada General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Coral Reef Alliance United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,639,200

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13110 records found.