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)
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Center for Educational Excellence in Alternative Settings N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Giveteens20 Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Camp Dudley Foundation Inc N/A NY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Animal Equality N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 886,520
Compass Family Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Rector & Visitors of the University of Virginia N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 154,933
Uptown Baptist Church N/A IL United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Women Giving As One, Inc. N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Moraga Educational Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Tides Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Aspire Public Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Forum Nacional de Protecao e Defesa Animal N/A Brazil Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Page SUM 2,086,353

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Center for Educational Excellence in Alternative Settings N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Giveteens20 Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Art in Action San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Camp Dudley Foundation Inc N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Animal Equality N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 886,520
Compass Family Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Rector & Visitors of the University of Virginia N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 154,933
Uptown Baptist Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Women Giving As One, Inc. N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Moraga Educational Foundation Contra Costa Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Tides Foundation San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Aspire Public Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Forum Nacional de Protecao e Defesa Animal N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Page SUM 2,086,353

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
ACLU Foundation of Southern California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Omni Foundation for the Performing Arts Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -2,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sakhi for South Asian Women NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Maliasili Initiatives Inc VT Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Wake Up Narcolepsy, Inc. MA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 77,750

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Teach for America, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,750,000
Christmas in the Park United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Tipping Point Community United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The University of Tokyo Japan Education Donor Advised 2018 4,600
Mountain View Los Altos High School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Planned Parenthood of the Columbia Willamette, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Indivisible Civic Engagement Inc United States Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Guide Dogs for the Blind, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jikoji United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Downtown Streets Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Tony Hawk Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Case Western Reserve University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Feed the Hungry San Miguel, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
River City Community Services United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Service Project United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The San Francisco Playhouse United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 2,809,500

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13110 records found.