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 Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Foundation of Greater Montreal N/A Canada General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Room to Read San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Compass High School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Redwood City Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Recovery Cafe San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
First Church of Christ Scientist Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Asperger Syndrome & High Functioning Autism Association Inc N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Francis High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The International Waldenstrom's Macroglobulinemia Foundation N/A FL United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Archaeological Conservancy N/A NM United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Royal Institution for the Advancement of Learning - McGill U N/A QC Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 177,930
NCGA Foundation N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
100 Women Charitable Foundation, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fund for the Development of the Indigenous Peoples of Latin N/A Bolivia Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Phoenix Center for the Arts N/A AZ United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Drew School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 530,880

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
DuPage County Sherrif N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 250
Central Indiana Land Trust Incorporated N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Community Ventures Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Impact Justice Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
African American Community Service Agency Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,310
350 Org N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Animal Legal Defense Fund Sonoma Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 242,550
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Canary Fund San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Agapao Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
St. Albans Country Day School N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Belvedere-Tiburon Library Foundation Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
StarVista San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 6,026
The Harker School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Resource Area For Teaching Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 430,736

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Legal Aid at Work CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Asian Americans for Community Involvement of Santa Clara Cou CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Catholic Charities of San Jose CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Page SUM 2,571,500

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
DuPage County Sherrif United States Other Donor Advised 2018 250
Central Indiana Land Trust Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Community Ventures United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Impact Justice United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
African American Community Service Agency United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,310
350 Org United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Animal Legal Defense Fund United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 242,550
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Canary Fund United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Agapao Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
St. Albans Country Day School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Belvedere-Tiburon Library Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
StarVista United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 6,026
The Harker School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Resource Area For Teaching United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 430,736

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13110 records found.