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.

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Northern N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Dalai Lama Center for Peace and Education N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Peninsula Family Connections San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Barack Obama Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
The People's Lobby Education Institute N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2018 31,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
InsightShare Network N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 400
Fuller Project for International Reporting Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 6,250
Good Karma Bikes Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
AIDS Walk San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Women for Women International N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Dignity Health Foundation San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Living Goods San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Center for Employment Opportunities N/A Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 1,335,450

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation Inc NC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Redwood City Parks and Arts Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Adas Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
One Acre Fund NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Nature Conservancy of California CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
BASIC Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Peninsula Bridge Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Cancer Society Inc OK Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Court Appointed Special Advocate Association CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 780,000
Impact Justice CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ramah in the Rockies CO Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Social Good Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Fractured Atlas Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jewish Study Network Inc CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 3,465,600

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