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)
Alliance for Girls Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Centre for Effective Altruism N/A England General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,688,000
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Global Development Incubator Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 103,500
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh N/A PA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Calvary Presbyterian Church San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
St. Marys Academy N/A OR United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
International Consortium of Investigative Journalists Inc N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lighthouse Community Public Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,555
Napa County Land Trust Napa CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 600
The Hill School N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Vineyard Conservation Society Inc N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Volunteers of America Inc. N/A VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 8,000
The Salvation Army N/A VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Trustees of Dartmouth College N/A NH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000,000
Page SUM 8,263,655

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Alliance for Girls Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Centre for Effective Altruism N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,688,000
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Global Development Incubator Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 103,500
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Calvary Presbyterian Church San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
St. Marys Academy N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
International Consortium of Investigative Journalists Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lighthouse Community Public Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,555
Napa County Land Trust Napa Environment Donor Advised 2018 600
The Hill School N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Vineyard Conservation Society Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Volunteers of America Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 8,000
The Salvation Army N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Trustees of Dartmouth College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000,000
Page SUM 8,263,655

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Samaritan House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fugees Family Inc GA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Voices of Community Activists & Leaders (VOCAL-NY), Inc NY Health Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Women's Foundation of California CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -2,500
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Marshall Project Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Peninsula Bridge Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
NEO Philanthropy Inc NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Peninsula Bridge Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,900
Las Lomitas Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Day School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 800
The Eagle Academy Foundation, Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Evidence Action, Inc. DC Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,408,259
Fremont Union High Schools Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 5,652,959

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Alliance for Girls United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Centre for Effective Altruism England General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,688,000
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Global Development Incubator Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 103,500
San Francisco Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Calvary Presbyterian Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
St. Marys Academy United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
International Consortium of Investigative Journalists Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lighthouse Community Public Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,555
Napa County Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 600
The Hill School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Vineyard Conservation Society Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Volunteers of America Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 8,000
The Salvation Army United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Trustees of Dartmouth College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000,000
Page SUM 8,263,655

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13110 records found.