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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Portola Valley Schools Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Prison University Project, Inc. Marin CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Brain Support Network San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Friends of United Hatzalah Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Regents of the University of California at San Diego N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Global Fund For Women, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A England Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 36,957
Samaritan Village N/A CA United States Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Grassroots Leadership Inc N/A TX United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Carla and David Crane Foundation San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 50,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 125,000
San Mateo Police Activities League San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Cavendish Impact Foundation Inc N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Schools of the Sacred Heart-San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
Sinergia Animal N/A Brazil Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 245,000
Australian National University N/A Australia Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
St. Lucy Parish Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 3,430,857

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Portola Valley Schools Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Prison University Project, Inc. Marin Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Brain Support Network San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Friends of United Hatzalah Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Regents of the University of California at San Diego N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Global Fund For Women, Inc. San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 36,957
Samaritan Village N/A Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Grassroots Leadership Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Carla and David Crane Foundation San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 50,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 125,000
San Mateo Police Activities League San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Cavendish Impact Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Schools of the Sacred Heart-San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
Sinergia Animal N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 245,000
Australian National University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
St. Lucy Parish Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 3,430,857

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Rebuilding Together Peninsula CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 250
Regents of the University of Michigan MI Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Broad Institute, Inc. MA Health Donor Advised 2019 -43,885
Riverside Community Care Inc. MA Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Sacred Heart Community Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Glaucoma Research Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2019 250
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 11,500
Grace 1st Transitional Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,300
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Healthier Kids Foundation Santa Clara County CA Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sierra Vista Community Chorus Society AZ Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Center for the Study of Services DC Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Sterling College KS Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Susan G Komen Breast Cancer Foundation CA Other Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 32,865

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Portola Valley Schools Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Prison University Project, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Brain Support Network United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Ravenswood Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Friends of United Hatzalah Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Regents of the University of California at San Diego United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Global Fund For Women, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals England Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 36,957
Samaritan Village United States Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Grassroots Leadership Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Carla and David Crane Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 50,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 125,000
San Mateo Police Activities League United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Cavendish Impact Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Schools of the Sacred Heart-San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
Sinergia Animal Brazil Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 245,000
Australian National University Australia Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
St. Lucy Parish United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 3,430,857

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13280 records found.