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)
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Chabad Synagogues, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Reading Tree San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 750
San Francisco General Hospital Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
International Childrens Assistance Network Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Upstream USA Inc Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 325
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Battery Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 -81,532
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
University of Southern California San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
StarVista San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Page SUM 642,993

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Chabad Synagogues, Inc. Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Reading Tree San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 750
San Francisco General Hospital Foundation San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
International Childrens Assistance Network Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Upstream USA Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 325
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Battery Foundation San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 -81,532
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
University of Southern California San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
StarVista San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Page SUM 642,993

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Workshops for Warriors Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The UCLA Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
UniversalGiving CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Sustainable Conservation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Chicago Freedom School IL Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 121,000
Aim High for High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
BASIC Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 256,000
Hillsborough Beautification Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
West Edge Opera CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Northwestern University IL Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor-UCLA Med CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Catholic Charities USA MD Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cornell University IA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
2430 Arts Alliance CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Polaris Project DC Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,683
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Grassroots Leadership Inc TX Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 80,000
Page SUM 685,583

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
CuriOdyssey United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Internationals Network for Public Schools Inc United States Other Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Neighborhood House Incorporated United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Los Angeles Fire Department Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Human Rights First United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
MAZON, Inc. A Jewish Response to Hunger United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wapiyapi United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Nueva School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
The Tau Beta Pi Association, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Central Texas Food Bank Inc United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Veteran's PATH Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The One Love Foundation in Honor of Yeardley Love Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Central Asia Institute United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Battery Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Dallas Holocaust Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Southern Oregon Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 312,050

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13110 records found.