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)
Animal Equality N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 886,520
Life International N/A NC United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 80,000
Compass Family Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Rector & Visitors of the University of Virginia N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 154,933
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Colon Cancer Alliance N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Hokoji N/A NM United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Uptown Baptist Church N/A IL United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Women Giving As One, Inc. N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Schools for Salone N/A WA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
UC Davis Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Maitri Charitable Trust Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Diocese of Central Florida Inc N/A FL United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Moraga Educational Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Northeastern University N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Page SUM 1,258,603

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Animal Equality N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 886,520
Life International N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 80,000
Compass Family Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Rector & Visitors of the University of Virginia N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 154,933
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Colon Cancer Alliance N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Hokoji N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Uptown Baptist Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Women Giving As One, Inc. N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Schools for Salone N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
UC Davis Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Maitri Charitable Trust Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Diocese of Central Florida Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Moraga Educational Foundation Contra Costa Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Northeastern University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Page SUM 1,258,603

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Golden Thread Productions CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Opera San Jose Endowment Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2018 4,000
DonorsChoose.org NY Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Donnell-Kay Foundation Inc CO General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Santa Barbara Symphony Orchestra Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 24,000
Mi Familia Vota Education Fund CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 30,000
JOIN OR Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Northwestern University IL Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
California Academy of Science CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Centro Community Partners CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Common Sense Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -10,000
National Spasmodic Dysphonia Association IL Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
The Peach Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Family Violence Appellate Project CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 965,450

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Animal Equality United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 886,520
Life International United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 80,000
Compass Family Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Rector & Visitors of the University of Virginia United States Education Donor Advised 2018 154,933
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Colon Cancer Alliance United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Hokoji United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Uptown Baptist Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Women Giving As One, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Schools for Salone United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
UC Davis Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Maitri Charitable Trust United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Diocese of Central Florida Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Moraga Educational Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Northeastern University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Page SUM 1,258,603

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13110 records found.