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)
Transgender Law Center Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 338
Dignity Health Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Living Goods San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Solutions International, Inc N/A NY United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 235,500
Universita' Degli Studi Di Padova N/A Italy Education Donor Advised 2018 42,030
Center for Employment Opportunities N/A NY United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy N/A OK United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Solo Foundation N/A NY United States Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Windward Fund N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Wesleyan University N/A CT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,432
McKenzie River Trust N/A OR United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Institute for Field Research N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Society of St. Vincent de Paul, District Council of Santa Cl Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Page SUM 1,540,225

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Transgender Law Center Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 338
Dignity Health Foundation San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Living Goods San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Solutions International, Inc N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 235,500
Universita' Degli Studi Di Padova N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 42,030
Center for Employment Opportunities N/A Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Solo Foundation N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Windward Fund N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Wesleyan University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 3,432
McKenzie River Trust N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Institute for Field Research N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Society of St. Vincent de Paul, District Council of Santa Cl Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Page SUM 1,540,225

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Archaeological Conservancy NM Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Pilots Association CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
My New Red Shoes CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
West Los Angeles United Methodist Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
New Teacher Center CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Wake Up Narcolepsy, Inc. MA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Future of Life Institute MA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Local Development Corporation of East New York NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Animal Haven Inc. NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Build Lebanon Trails OR Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 9,699
Page SUM 1,036,149

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Transgender Law Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 338
Dignity Health Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Living Goods United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Solutions International, Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 235,500
Universita' Degli Studi Di Padova Italy Education Donor Advised 2018 42,030
Center for Employment Opportunities United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Solo Foundation United States Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Windward Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Wesleyan University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,432
McKenzie River Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Institute for Field Research United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Society of St. Vincent de Paul, District Council of Santa Cl United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Page SUM 1,540,225

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13110 records found.