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)
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Pepperwood Foundation Sonoma CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva N/A Uruguay Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
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
Kuumbwa Jazz Society N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California League of Conservation Voters Education Fund Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Southwest Energy Efficiency Project LLC N/A CO United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto Humane Society Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Church in the Canyon N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Pacific Central District of the Unitarian Universalist Asso. N/A WA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
The UCLA Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Room to Read San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
J Street Education Fund, Inc. N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Carleton College N/A MN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
European Molecular Biology Laboratory N/A Germany Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Mercy Corps N/A OR United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 471,200

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
There With Care of the Bay Area San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Smile Train, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hammond Ranch Firefighters Association N/A Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St Denis Parish San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Children of Haiti Enhancement Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
StarVista San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Pitzer College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Nine Gates Programs, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Mass Design Group N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 62,500
International Bird Rescue N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Dignity and Power Now N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Page SUM 627,700

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vanderbilt University TN Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Cow Hollow Preschool CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Global Fund for Children DC General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 28,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
American Heart Association Inc TX Health Donor Advised 2018 500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Northwest Passage Limited WI Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alzheimer's Foundation of America, Inc. NY Other Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Jazz Organization CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Marin Agricultural Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Father Flanagans Boys Home NE Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
314 Action DC Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trustees of Columbia University in The City of New York NY Education Donor Advised 2018 110,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital TN Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ida B. Wells Memorial Foundation IL Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Pratham USA TX Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Narrative Magazine Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 368,000

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