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)
Ashland Emergency Food Bank N/A OR United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
350Seattleorg N/A WA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Music in Schools Today San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Aim High for High School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Way of Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 7,600
Denver Dumb Friends League N/A CO United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Okizu Foundation Marin CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Plan International USA N/A RI United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
National Park Foundation N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Sri Sarveshwari Samooh N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Nuru International N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Page SUM 688,900

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Ashland Emergency Food Bank N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
350Seattleorg N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Music in Schools Today San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Aim High for High School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Way of Santa Cruz County N/A Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 7,600
Denver Dumb Friends League N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Okizu Foundation Marin Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Plan International USA N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Samaritan House San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
National Park Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Sri Sarveshwari Samooh N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Nuru International N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Page SUM 688,900

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
How Far Foundation Incorporated GA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Arizona Foundation AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 125,000
The Paris Review Foundation Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Holocaust Memorial Foundation of Illinois Inc. IL Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Communities in Schools of Los Angeles Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 22,700
First Unitarian Universalist Society of San Francisco CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
First Place for Youth CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
News Literacy Project, Inc. DC Education Donor Advised 2018 350,000
New Mt Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church IL Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
William Marsh Rice University TX Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jeremiah's Promise CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
BMe Networks FL Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, Inc. DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Education Trust CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 835,200

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Ashland Emergency Food Bank United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
350Seattleorg United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Music in Schools Today United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Aim High for High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Way of Santa Cruz County United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 7,600
Denver Dumb Friends League United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Okizu Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sustainable Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Plan International USA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Samaritan House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
National Park Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Sri Sarveshwari Samooh United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Nuru International United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Page SUM 688,900

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13110 records found.