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 Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Lawrence University of Wisconsin N/A WI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
PICO National Network Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 800,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 600,000
The San Francisco School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Build Change N/A CO United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Zen Hospice Project Inc San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bay Area Rescue Mission Contra Costa CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
Burning Man Project San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Our Military Kids, Inc. N/A VA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Crisis Action, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
VoteRiders N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tustin Public School Foundation N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Congregation Adat Yeshurun N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Courage Campaign Institute N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Presentation High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 61,380
Cascade Pacific Resource Conservation and Development N/A OR United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Montgomery County Coalition for the Homeless, Inc. N/A MD United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 1,727,530

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Santa Fe Institute N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 60,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Carnegie Hill Neighbors Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Central Park Conservancy, Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
South Florida PBS Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
WNET N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Voice of the Faithful Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
The Conservation Fund a Nonprofit Corporation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
BishopAccountability.org, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Canine Angels Service Teams N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Dominican Sisters St Mary of the Springs Columbus Ohio N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of Dongyu Gatsal Ling, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Hokoji N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
BrightFocus Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Feeding America N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 300
March of Dimes Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Mayo Clinic N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 89,000

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
Bridge Restoration Ministry CA Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Parents Club West Portal School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Creative Center of Los Altos CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
Creative Center of Los Altos CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Friends of Spannocchia ME Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Immigrant Defenders Law Center CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 310,000
Portuguese Heritage Society of California, Inc. CA Community Improvement Committee Advised 2018 20,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Lee Pesky Learning Center Inc. ID Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Innovate Public Schools CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
CHP 11-99 Foundation CA Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Internationals Network for Public Schools Inc NY Other Donor Advised 2018 335
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
President & Fellows of Middlebury College VT Education Donor Advised 2018 200
NEO Philanthropy Inc NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 9,050
Page SUM 793,135

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Lawrence University of Wisconsin United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
PICO National Network United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 800,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 600,000
The San Francisco School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Build Change United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Zen Hospice Project Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bay Area Rescue Mission United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
Burning Man Project United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Our Military Kids, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Crisis Action, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
VoteRiders United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tustin Public School Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Tides Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Congregation Adat Yeshurun United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Courage Campaign Institute United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Presentation High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 61,380
Cascade Pacific Resource Conservation and Development United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Montgomery County Coalition for the Homeless, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 1,727,530

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13110 records found.