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)
Peace Development Fund, Inc. San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Voces de la Frontera N/A WI United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 15,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Point Reyes Bird Observatory Sonoma CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Anthony Manning Kunin Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Center for Science in the Public Interest N/A DC United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Grand Teton National Park Foundation N/A WY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Summit Land Conservancy N/A UT United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 750
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Immigrant Legal Resource Center San Francisco CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 10,000
BlinkNow Foundation a NJ Nonprofit Corporation N/A NJ United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Caminar San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Compassion International N/A CO United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,032
William J. Brennan Jr. Center for Justice, Inc. N/A NY United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200,000
San Francisco Unified School District San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Commonwealth Club of California San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 600
Page SUM 360,632

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Peace Development Fund, Inc. San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Voces de la Frontera N/A Immigration Donor Advised 2018 15,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Point Reyes Bird Observatory Sonoma Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Anthony Manning Kunin Foundation San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Center for Science in the Public Interest N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Grand Teton National Park Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Summit Land Conservancy N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 750
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Immigrant Legal Resource Center San Francisco Immigration Donor Advised 2018 10,000
BlinkNow Foundation a NJ Nonprofit Corporation N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Caminar San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Compassion International N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,032
William J. Brennan Jr. Center for Justice, Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200,000
San Francisco Unified School District San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Commonwealth Club of California San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 600
Page SUM 360,632

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Town School for Boys CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depressi NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Partners in Health MD Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Caring Choices Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Puente de la Costa Sur CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 90,000
Peninsula Family Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 160,000
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Ignatius Loyola Parish NY Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Ventura County Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Youth Speaks Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Beneficent Technology Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Family Violence Appellate Project CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Butte Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Year Up, Inc. MA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Puget Sound WA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
PAMS Foundation Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 1,789,250

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Peace Development Fund, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Voces de la Frontera United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 15,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Point Reyes Bird Observatory United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Anthony Manning Kunin Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Center for Science in the Public Interest United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Grand Teton National Park Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Summit Land Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 750
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Immigrant Legal Resource Center United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 10,000
BlinkNow Foundation a NJ Nonprofit Corporation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Caminar United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Compassion International United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,032
William J. Brennan Jr. Center for Justice, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200,000
San Francisco Unified School District United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Commonwealth Club of California United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 600
Page SUM 360,632

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13110 records found.