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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Filoli Center San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
DC Independent Film Festival N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Ocean Foundation N/A DC United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc Contra Costa CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Saint Mary's College N/A IN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 750
University of Southern California San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
City of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Saint Anselm College N/A NH United States Higher Education Donor Advised 2018 4,686
American Friends of the Parents Circle Families Forum N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Arts Council Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southwest Florida Holocaust Museum Inc N/A FL United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Playing at Learning Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Griffith University N/A QLD Australia Education Donor Advised 2018 3,100
Public Justice Foundation N/A DC United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,725
Keep Memory Alive N/A NV United States Health Donor Advised 2018 900
PRX Incorporated N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Montalvo Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,157
Cross Pointe, the Church at Gwinnett Center, Inc. N/A GA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Filoli Center San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
DC Independent Film Festival N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Ocean Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc Contra Costa Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Saint Mary's College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 750
University of Southern California San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 200
City of Palo Alto Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Saint Anselm College N/A Higher Education Donor Advised 2018 4,686
American Friends of the Parents Circle Families Forum N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Arts Council Santa Cruz County N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southwest Florida Holocaust Museum Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Playing at Learning Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Griffith University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 3,100
Public Justice Foundation N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,725
Keep Memory Alive N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 900
PRX Incorporated N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Montalvo Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,157
Cross Pointe, the Church at Gwinnett Center, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Wapiyapi CO Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Education Trust DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Episcopal Senior Communities Foundation CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
George Mark Children's Fund CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Church in the Canyon CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Institute for Middle East Understanding CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Phoenix Holocaust Survivors Association AZ Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Friends of IDC NY Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Oakland Lacrosse Club CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Committee for Green Foothills CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Americans United for Separation of Church and State Inc DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 -300
Scotts Valley High School Falcon Club CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 12,700
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Purdue University IN Education Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Page SUM 1,635,600

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Filoli Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
DC Independent Film Festival United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Ocean Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Saint Mary's College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 750
University of Southern California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
City of Palo Alto United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Saint Anselm College United States Higher Education Donor Advised 2018 4,686
American Friends of the Parents Circle Families Forum United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Arts Council Santa Cruz County United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southwest Florida Holocaust Museum Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Playing at Learning United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Griffith University Australia Education Donor Advised 2018 3,100
Public Justice Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,725
Keep Memory Alive United States Health Donor Advised 2018 900
PRX Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Montalvo Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,157
Cross Pointe, the Church at Gwinnett Center, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 334,018

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13110 records found.