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)
Friends & Foundation of the San Francisco Public Library San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cesar Chavez Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pet Assisted Therapy Services Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Coastside Hope N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mid-Peninsula Education Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Compassion and Choices N/A NH United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Action Agency of Butte County Inc. N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Homeless Prenatal Program, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 800
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Cow Hollow Preschool San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Conservation Earth, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Montezuma Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Sandia Search Dogs N/A NM United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Congregation Bnai Brith Corporation N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 129,600

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Center for Community Stewardship Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 540
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys and Girls Clubs of Dorchester, Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Cancer CAREpoint Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Santa Cruz Art League, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
All Our Kids Inc N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Carlos Educational Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Culver City Education Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Redwood City Library Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Canine Angels Service Teams N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Truckee Trails Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Kilohana Kai N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Friends School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 64,680
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Carmelite Monastery of the Infant Jesus Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Act for Congo Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,564
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Regents of the University of Colorado CO Education Donor Advised 2018 300
ACTAsia for Animals CT Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 234,000
Ujima Adult and Family Services CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Catholic Relief Services, Inc. MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Providence Community Health Foundation OR Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Village Harvest Corporation CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,300
Union Station Homeless Services CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System CA Health Donor Advised 2018 -81,532
The San Jose Public Library Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of the Palo Alto High School Library CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Breathe California of Sacramento Emigrant Trails CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Charter Fund Inc CO Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000,000
Mindful Birthing and Parenting Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Jewish Records Indexing-Poland NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
Page SUM 35,303,968

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Center for Community Stewardship Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 540
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys and Girls Clubs of Dorchester, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Cancer CAREpoint United States Health Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Santa Cruz Art League, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
All Our Kids Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Carlos Educational Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Culver City Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Redwood City Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Canine Angels Service Teams United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Truckee Trails Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Kilohana Kai United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Friends School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 64,680
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Carmelite Monastery of the Infant Jesus United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Act for Congo Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,564
Page SUM 208,284

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13110 records found.