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)
Brave Maker San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
UnCommon Law Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance N/A UT United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
No Bully San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
University of Southern California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Big Oak Ranch, Inc. N/A AL United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Oberlin College N/A OH United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Operation Freedom Paws Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Community School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 97,646
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole N/A WY United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Pacific Whale Foundation N/A HI United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Stichting Alternatives 4 Children N/A Netherlands General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 16,587
Project H Design Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Hebrew Free Loan Association of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 18,000
Good Food Institute, Inc. N/A DC United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 4,000,000
Page SUM 4,623,983

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Brave Maker San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
UnCommon Law Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
No Bully San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
University of Southern California N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Big Oak Ranch, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Oberlin College N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Operation Freedom Paws Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Community School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 97,646
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Pacific Whale Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Stichting Alternatives 4 Children N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 16,587
Project H Design Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Hebrew Free Loan Association of San Francisco San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2019 18,000
Good Food Institute, Inc. N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2019 4,000,000
Page SUM 4,623,983

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Sempervirens Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
UND Alumni Association and Foundation ND Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 400
New Conservatory CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
GRID Alternatives CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 9,000
Community Foundation of New Jersey NJ Community Development Donor Advised 2019 495,000
Upaya Zen Center Inc NM Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Glenbard West High School IL Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Vida Verde Nature Education CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory CA Education Donor Advised 2019 18,000
Dublin High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Burlingame High School Parents Group, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Wags and Walks CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sunrise Movement Education Fund DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Woodrow Wilson Academy of Teaching and Learning Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Page SUM 1,129,600

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Brave Maker United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Social Good Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
UnCommon Law United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
No Bully United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
University of Southern California United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Big Oak Ranch, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Oberlin College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Operation Freedom Paws United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Community School United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 97,646
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Pacific Whale Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Stichting Alternatives 4 Children Netherlands General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 16,587
Project H Design United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Hebrew Free Loan Association of San Francisco United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 18,000
Good Food Institute, Inc. United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 4,000,000
Page SUM 4,623,983

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13280 records found.