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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Institute for Educational Advancement N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Palliative & Supportive Care of Nantucket Foundation, Inc. N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Conservacion Patagonica San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern Illinois University Foundation N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Family Supportive Housing Inc Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Dundee N/A Scotland Education Donor Advised 2018 227,200
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Lambs Players Theatre N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
South Evangelical Presbyterian Fellowship N/A CO United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Impact NW N/A OR United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 450
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Phillips Exeter Academy N/A NH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,500
International Council on Clean Transportation N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 356,400

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 45,000
University of Arizona Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
AchieveKids Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Surfrider Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
City and County of Honolulu N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Fractured Atlas, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,750
Aim High for High School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
St. Anthony's Catholic Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
Homeboy Industries N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International N/A Donor Advised 2018 50,000
PAMS Foundation Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Keep Memory Alive N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 900
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Project South: The Institution for the Elimination Poverty & N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Heartbeat N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
American Heart Association Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 778,325

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
GiveDirectly, Inc. NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Roses in Concrete CA Education Donor Advised 2018 685,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Promise Inc MA Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 12,600
PEN American Center Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Congregation Beth David CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,500
Choate Rosemary Hall Foundation Incorporated CT Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Mateo-Foster City Community Education Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Johns Hopkins University MD Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Aquarium of the Pacific CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Heifer Project International AR International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Shatterproof a Nonprofit Corp CT Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Martin C Kauffman One Hundred Club of Alameda County CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
William Marsh Rice University TX Education Donor Advised 2018 130,000
Shakespeare-San Francisco CA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Living Goods CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Community Initiatives CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 42,000
Page SUM 2,440,050

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid England Education Donor Advised 2018 45,000
University of Arizona Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
AchieveKids United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Surfrider Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
City and County of Honolulu United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Fractured Atlas, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,750
Aim High for High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
St. Anthony's Catholic Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
Homeboy Industries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International United States Donor Advised 2018 50,000
PAMS Foundation Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Keep Memory Alive United States Health Donor Advised 2018 900
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Project South: The Institution for the Elimination Poverty & United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Heartbeat United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
American Heart Association Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 778,325

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13110 records found.