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)
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Trustees of Columbia University in The City of New York N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 220,462
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Working Group, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Acumen Fund, Inc. N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Student Conservation Association, Inc. N/A VA United States Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Generation Citizen Inc N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Immigrant Legal Resource Center San Francisco CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200,000
American Society for the Protection of Nature Israel Inc N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
FoodCorps, Inc. N/A OR United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 440,000
Instituto Laboral De La Raza San Francisco CA United States Donor Advised 2018 -200
North Coast Opportunities, Inc. N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Academy of Sciences San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Shasta Regional Community Foundation N/A CA United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,089,512

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
The Nueva School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Trustees of Columbia University in The City of New York N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 220,462
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Working Group, Inc. San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Acumen Fund, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Student Conservation Association, Inc. N/A Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Generation Citizen Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Immigrant Legal Resource Center San Francisco Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200,000
American Society for the Protection of Nature Israel Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
FoodCorps, Inc. N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 440,000
Instituto Laboral De La Raza San Francisco Donor Advised 2018 -200
North Coast Opportunities, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Academy of Sciences San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Shasta Regional Community Foundation N/A Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,089,512

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13110 records found.
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Canine Companions for Independence United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
California Family Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Filoli Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Marine Mammal Center United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Join Hands ESL Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
International Justice Mission United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Maisha Meds Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Hoffman Institute Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Notre Dame de Namur University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 23,333
Deschutes Basin Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Planned Parenthood of Northern New England United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Rome La Sapienza Italy Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hawaii Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Freedom Fwd United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Nest School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 1,445,283

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