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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Enroll Indy Inc N/A IN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
National Institute for Learning Development, Inc. N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Prime Coalition, Inc. N/A GA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Uplift Family Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Italian Community Services San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
First Unitarian Universalist Society of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
East Lynne Theater Company N/A NJ United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Northwestern University N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Francisco City Impact San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Karidat N/A MP United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 600
Boys & Girls Clubs of Puerto Rico Inc N/A PR United States Other Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Japanese American National Museum N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
WeHOPE San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 9,400
Cougar Fund Inc N/A WY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 -50,000
Grand Canyon Trust N/A AZ United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 188,200

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
The UCLA Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Vida Verde Nature Education N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 800,000
President and Trustees of Bates College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Homeboy Industries N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Vineyard Conservation Society Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Way Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
United Way of Northern California N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Youth Opportunity Center Foundation Inc N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Caring Choices Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys and Girls Club of the South Coast N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 894,000

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Bay Area Cancer Connections CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. IL Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Volunteers of America Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,957
SHE-CAN Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Milton Academy MA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
The Carter Center, Inc. GA International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Disabled American Veterans Charitable Service Trust KY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Uplift Family Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Personal Ponies Limited GA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Wellspring CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Atherton Police Activities League CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund Inc NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
New America Foundation DC Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 132,907

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Enroll Indy Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
National Institute for Learning Development, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Prime Coalition, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Uplift Family Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Italian Community Services United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
First Unitarian Universalist Society of San Francisco United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
East Lynne Theater Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Northwestern University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Francisco City Impact United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Karidat United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Zoological Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 600
Boys & Girls Clubs of Puerto Rico Inc United States Other Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Japanese American National Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
WeHOPE United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 9,400
Cougar Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 -50,000
Grand Canyon Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 188,200

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13110 records found.