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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
St. Marys Academy N/A OR United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lighthouse Community Public Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,555
Napa County Land Trust Napa CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 600
The Hill School N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Vineyard Conservation Society Inc N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Volunteers of America Inc. N/A VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000,000
The Salvation Army N/A VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,725
Christ Centered Counseling N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
United Way of Northern California N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page Education Foundation N/A MN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva N/A Uruguay Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Equi-Ed Inc Sonoma CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Daraja Education Fund Marin CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Compassion in World Farming N/A GA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 5,354,880

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
St. Marys Academy N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lighthouse Community Public Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,555
Napa County Land Trust Napa Environment Donor Advised 2018 600
The Hill School N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Vineyard Conservation Society Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Volunteers of America Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000,000
The Salvation Army N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,725
Christ Centered Counseling N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
United Way of Northern California N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page Education Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Equi-Ed Inc Sonoma Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Daraja Education Fund Marin Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Compassion in World Farming N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 5,354,880

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania PA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
PATH WA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cornell University IA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
CuriOdyssey CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. MN International Development Donor Advised 2018 750
Baltimore Museum of Art, Inc. MD Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Commonwealth Club of California CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 600
Social Good Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology MA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Institute of Mathematics CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Heifer Project International AR International Development Donor Advised 2018 900
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Equi-Ed Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Brotherhood/Sister Sol Inc. NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Choate Rosemary Hall Foundation Incorporated CT Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 367,500

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
St. Marys Academy United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lighthouse Community Public Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,555
Napa County Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 600
The Hill School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Vineyard Conservation Society Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Volunteers of America Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000,000
The Salvation Army United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,725
Christ Centered Counseling United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
United Way of Northern California United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva Uruguay Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Equi-Ed Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Daraja Education Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Compassion in World Farming United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 5,354,880

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13110 records found.