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)
Caminar San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Morrissey-Compton Educational Center San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Friends of San Martin Animal Shelter Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 100,000
St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Hands at Work in Africa USA San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 240
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Lawfare Institute N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 6,100
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Environmental Traveling Companions San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Cleo Eulau Center for Children and Adolescents Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Womens International Network for Guatemalan Solutions Inc N/A MN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Accountability Counsel San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Hillsborough Schools Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Charity Science Foundation of Canada N/A BC Canada Human Services Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 641,940

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Caminar San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Morrissey-Compton Educational Center San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Friends of San Martin Animal Shelter Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 100,000
St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Hands at Work in Africa USA San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 240
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Lawfare Institute N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2018 6,100
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Environmental Traveling Companions San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Cleo Eulau Center for Children and Adolescents Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Womens International Network for Guatemalan Solutions Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Accountability Counsel San Francisco International Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Hillsborough Schools Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Charity Science Foundation of Canada N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 641,940

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Pacific Legal Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Teach for America, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
World Leadership Foundation Inc CO Education Donor Advised 2018 200
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Cobscook Community Learning Center ME Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Migration Policy Institute DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 6,250
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tabard Theatre Company CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
NEO Philanthropy Inc NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 9,050
SOMOS Mayfair Inc. CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Northwestern University IL Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
United Way of the Bay Area CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Flti AR Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Girls on the Run of Silicon Valley Incorporated CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Central Park Conservancy, Inc. NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
A Woman's Nation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Mateo-Foster City School District CA Education Donor Advised 2018 19,700
United Methodist Church of Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Page SUM 156,300

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Caminar United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Morrissey-Compton Educational Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Friends of San Martin Animal Shelter United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 100,000
St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Hands at Work in Africa USA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 240
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Lawfare Institute United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Social Good Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 6,100
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Environmental Traveling Companions United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Cleo Eulau Center for Children and Adolescents United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Womens International Network for Guatemalan Solutions Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Accountability Counsel United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Hillsborough Schools Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Charity Science Foundation of Canada Canada Human Services Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 641,940

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13110 records found.