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)
Equal Justice Initiative N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Heart Association Inc N/A TX United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Institute for Educational Advancement N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Palliative & Supportive Care of Nantucket Foundation, Inc. N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Conservacion Patagonica San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern Illinois University Foundation N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Family Supportive Housing Inc Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Dundee N/A Scotland Education Donor Advised 2018 227,200
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Lambs Players Theatre N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
South Evangelical Presbyterian Fellowship N/A CO United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Impact NW N/A OR United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 450
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Phillips Exeter Academy N/A NH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,500
International Council on Clean Transportation N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Equal Justice Initiative N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Heart Association Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Institute for Educational Advancement N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Palliative & Supportive Care of Nantucket Foundation, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Conservacion Patagonica San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern Illinois University Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Family Supportive Housing Inc Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Dundee N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 227,200
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Lambs Players Theatre N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
South Evangelical Presbyterian Fellowship N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Impact NW N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 450
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Phillips Exeter Academy N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,500
International Council on Clean Transportation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Lanai Cat Sanctuary Inc. HI Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Community Church CA Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Wildlife Images Rehabilitation and Education Center OR Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Common Market Philadelphia Inc PA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
SPUR CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Jesuit Retreat Center of Los Altos CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Girls Incorporated of the Central Coast CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Death Penalty Focus CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Story, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,500
The Courage Campaign Institute CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Pilots Association CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
My New Red Shoes CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CALmatters CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Science from Scientists MA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con VA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Foundation Santa Cruz County CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 127,226
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 442,776

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Equal Justice Initiative United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Heart Association Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Institute for Educational Advancement United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Palliative & Supportive Care of Nantucket Foundation, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Conservacion Patagonica United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern Illinois University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Family Supportive Housing Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Dundee Scotland Education Donor Advised 2018 227,200
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Lambs Players Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
South Evangelical Presbyterian Fellowship United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Impact NW United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 450
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Phillips Exeter Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,500
International Council on Clean Transportation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 361,400

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13110 records found.