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)
The Salvation Army N/A VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
United Way of Northern California N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva N/A Uruguay Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Daraja Education Fund Marin CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Compassion in World Farming N/A GA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 650
Southwest Energy Efficiency Project LLC N/A CO United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
StreetCode Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The UCLA Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Room to Read San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
CHP 11-99 Foundation N/A CA United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society N/A PA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 540
Page SUM 490,690

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
United Way of Northern California N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Daraja Education Fund Marin Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Compassion in World Farming N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 650
Southwest Energy Efficiency Project LLC N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
StreetCode Academy San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The UCLA Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Room to Read San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Hollister Youth Alliance N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
CHP 11-99 Foundation N/A Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 540
Page SUM 465,890

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Research Foundation for the State University of New York NY Education Donor Advised 2018 132,703
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Vivace Youth Chorus of San Jose CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,800
The Four-Eighteen Project CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley CA Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
New York University NY Education Donor Advised 2018 7,400
All India Movement Aim for Seva Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Honey Foundation AZ Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Feminist Majority Foundation VA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 15,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley ID Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Association for Senior Day Health CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
WeHOPE CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. KS Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 610,603

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva Uruguay Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Daraja Education Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Compassion in World Farming United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Jazz Organization United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 650
Southwest Energy Efficiency Project LLC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
StreetCode Academy United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Room to Read United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Hollister Youth Alliance United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
CHP 11-99 Foundation United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 540
European Molecular Biology Laboratory Germany Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Page SUM 565,390

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13110 records found.