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 descending Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Nuru International N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Salvation Army N/A OR United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Jewish Family Service of San Diego N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Charity Science Foundation of Canada N/A BC Canada Human Services Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Outward Bound California San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Slow Food N/A Italy Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
PartnersGlobal N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Redwood City Parks and Arts Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Congregation Adat Yeshurun N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Best Buddies International, Inc. N/A FL United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Park Avenue Synagogue Inc N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 36,000
Institute for Nonprofit News N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Charter Fund Inc N/A CO United States Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 35,617,200

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Nuru International N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Salvation Army N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Jewish Family Service of San Diego N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Charity Science Foundation of Canada N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Outward Bound California San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Slow Food N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
PartnersGlobal N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Redwood City Parks and Arts Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Congregation Adat Yeshurun N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Best Buddies International, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Park Avenue Synagogue Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 36,000
Institute for Nonprofit News N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Charter Fund Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 35,617,200

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
HelpHopeLive Inc PA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Envision Education, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Living Goods CA Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
National Association for Family School and Community Engagem VA Education Donor Advised 2018 668
Abrazos & Books CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Crystal Springs Uplands School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The UC Davis Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Common Sense Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Samasource, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 -26,500
Progressive Animal Welfare Society Inc WA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Prescott College, Inc. AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Better Eating International Incorporated DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 12,690
Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation NY Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Convergence DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Massachusetts Institute of Technology MA Education Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,439,358

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Nuru International United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Salvation Army United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Jewish Family Service of San Diego United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Charity Science Foundation of Canada Canada Human Services Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Outward Bound California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Slow Food Italy Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
PartnersGlobal United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Redwood City Parks and Arts Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Tides Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Congregation Adat Yeshurun United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Best Buddies International, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Park Avenue Synagogue Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 36,000
Institute for Nonprofit News United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
CASA of San Mateo County United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Charter Fund Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 35,617,200

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13110 records found.