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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
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
Charity Science Foundation of Canada N/A BC Canada Human Services Donor Advised 2018 265,000
Cornell University N/A IA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Sutter Medical Center Foundation N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops N/A DC United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Youngstown Edison Incubator Corporation N/A OH United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Daniel Pearl Foundation N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Hebrew Free Loan Association of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 18,000
New America Foundation N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research N/A IL United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
B'Tselem N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
World Affairs Council of Northern California San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Coastal Watershed Council N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 928,950

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Phoenix Center for the Arts N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Drew School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Charity Science Foundation of Canada N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 265,000
Cornell University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Sutter Medical Center Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Youngstown Edison Incubator Corporation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Daniel Pearl Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Hebrew Free Loan Association of San Francisco San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 18,000
New America Foundation N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research N/A Donor Advised 2018 100,000
B'Tselem N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
World Affairs Council of Northern California San Francisco International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Coastal Watershed Council N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 928,950

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Art Council Inc. NY Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Plenty International TN International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Sunrise Movement Education Fund DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Save the Children Federation Inc CT International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Council of the United States Society of St. Vincent MO Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Gideons International TN Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Arc of Arizona Inc AZ Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Food for Thought CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 4,000
GRID Alternatives CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Khan Academy Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Lewis and Clark College OR Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Initiatives CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
HOPE Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
University of Richmond VA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Save the Children Federation Inc CT International Development Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Burlingame Community for Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Page SUM 1,015,150

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Phoenix Center for the Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Drew School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Charity Science Foundation of Canada Canada Human Services Donor Advised 2018 265,000
Cornell University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
KIPP Bay Area Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Sutter Medical Center Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Youngstown Edison Incubator Corporation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Daniel Pearl Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Hebrew Free Loan Association of San Francisco United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 18,000
New America Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
B'Tselem United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
World Affairs Council of Northern California United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Coastal Watershed Council United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 928,950

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13110 records found.