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)
Partnership for Children and Youth Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 685
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music N/A CA United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona N/A AZ United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tahoe Forest Health System Foundation N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Richmond Art Center Contra Costa CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation N/A PA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Rye Presbyterian Church N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Compass Family Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Centre for Effective Altruism N/A England General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,688,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti N/A MA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Bay Area Housing Corporation Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Flti N/A AR United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
New Venture Fund N/A DC United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Muttville San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 5,818,235

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Partnership for Children and Youth Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 685
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music N/A Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tahoe Forest Health System Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Richmond Art Center Contra Costa Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Rye Presbyterian Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Compass Family Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Centre for Effective Altruism N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,688,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Bay Area Housing Corporation Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Flti N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
New Venture Fund N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Muttville San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 5,818,235

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Chrysalis Shelter for Victims of Domestic Violence Inc AZ Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Life Transitions Network CA Health Donor Advised 2018 300
SpiritCare Ministry to Seniors CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Global Livingston Institute CO Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
New Israel Fund DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Episcopal Senior Communities Foundation CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rocketship Redwood City CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Nonhuman Rights Project Inc FL Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Family Values at Work A Multi-State Consortium WI Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Rescue Mission CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Caring Choices Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Bridge Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Miss Porters School Inc CT Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Page SUM 108,100

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Partnership for Children and Youth United States Education Donor Advised 2018 685
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tahoe Forest Health System Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Richmond Art Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Rye Presbyterian Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Compass Family Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Centre for Effective Altruism England General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,688,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Bay Area Housing Corporation United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Museum of Art Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Flti United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
New Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Muttville United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 5,818,235

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13110 records found.