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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. Grant amounts shown as negative numbers represent adjustments to prior years’ grants.

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
California Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Mercy for Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Hillsborough Schools Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 4,600
Community Foundation Sonoma County Sonoma General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,300
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Carnegie Hill Neighbors Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Foundation for Facial Reconstruction N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Good Tidings Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Way of Northern California N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Humane Society of the United States N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
42nd Street Moon San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Raphael House of San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Press Institute for Women in the Developing World N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Documentary Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Page SUM 174,700

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Pan Massachusetts Challenge Trust MA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
International Earthlight Alliance AZ Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,500
PC Charitable Foundation OH Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Vida Verde Nature Education CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
The Humane League MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000,000
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Los Altos Educational Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 800
Lighthouse Community Public Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bay Area Gardeners Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula College Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Zen Heart Sangha, Inc. CA Donor Advised 2018 500
Crosspulse CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
WeHOPE CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 9,400
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Bicycle Coalition Education Fund CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Future Problem Solving Program International, Inc. CA Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 1,000
World Central Kitchen Inc PA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 11,125,750

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