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)
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Music in Schools Today San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Aim High for High School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Okizu Foundation Marin CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Plan International USA N/A RI United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
National Park Foundation N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Sri Sarveshwari Samooh N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
The Grateful Garment Project Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Escuela Xochitl Tonatiuh Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 953
Strong City Baltimore N/A MD United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 185,000
HOPE Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
North Hawaii Community Hospital, Inc. N/A HI United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,470,253

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Marshall Project Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Japan Society of Northern California San Francisco International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bamboo in the Wind Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
American Society of the University of Haifa N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Filoli Center San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Trust for Public Land San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Council on Foreign Relations, Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Hawaii Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
National Governors Association Center for Best Practices N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Family Violence Appellate Project Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Johns Hopkins University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 127,600
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Satyana Institute N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Operation Restoration N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Achieve Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 375,000
Monmouth Conservation Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Page SUM 2,176,650

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
American Conservative Union Foundation VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 212,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 40,000
College Track CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600,000
Trace Media, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 14,000
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula College Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000
French American International School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Sustainable Agriculture Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,001
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 9,483
Boys and Girls Club of Hawaii HI Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Provide, Inc. MA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Parkinson's Institute CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Heart of the Valley Services for Seniors Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 4,282,784

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