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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
City of Palo Alto Animal Services Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Hillbrook School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Trustees of the Smith College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 78,289
Represent.Us Education Fund N/A MA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
North of Market Tenderloin Community Benefit Corporation San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
La Cocina Inc. San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
The Paris Review Foundation Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Project Open Hand San Francisco CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
ODC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
LatinoJustice PRLDEF N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Courage Campaign Institute N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence N/A DC United States Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 5,069
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Hillel the Foundation For Jewish Campus Life Santa Clara CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 100
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Rainbow Village Inc N/A GA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,165,008

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Gandhigram Trust N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cougar Robotics, Inc N/A Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Charter Schools Consortium N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Association of Science-Technology Centers Incorporated N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Pedacito del Cielo A.C. N/A Corporate Advised 2018 2,600
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Daler Nazarov's Culture Foundation N/A Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Central Texas Food Bank Inc N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 20,000
United Way of Northern California N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Torah High Schools of Phoenix N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Amnesty International France N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Boulder Crest Retreat Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sinai Health System N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Ethiopia Reads N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 256,100

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Pacific Wild Alliance WA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Groundswell Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Tebah USA WA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Henry M. Gunn High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Regents of the University of California At San Diego CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
HEAL Project CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
VMC Foundation CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Occidental Arts and Ecology Center CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc DC International Development Corporate Advised 2018 11,029
AOPA Foundation MD Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo County Resource Conservation District CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Ashland Emergency Food Bank OR Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sustainable Markets Foundation NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Society of St Vincent de Paul OR Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church GA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Southern Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 3,133,729

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
City of Palo Alto Animal Services United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Hillbrook School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Trustees of the Smith College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 78,289
Represent.Us Education Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
North of Market Tenderloin Community Benefit Corporation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
La Cocina Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
The Paris Review Foundation Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Project Open Hand United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
ODC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
United Way of the Bay Area United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
LatinoJustice PRLDEF United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Courage Campaign Institute United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 5,069
Downtown Streets Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Hillel the Foundation For Jewish Campus Life United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 100
Tides Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Rainbow Village Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,165,008

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13110 records found.