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 Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Foundation for National Progress San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 51,950
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Look What She Did N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Voter Participation Center N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Homeless Garden Project N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
East Bay Community Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,500,000
University of Waterloo N/A ON Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 1,750,000
Aspire Public Schools San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Respite and Research for Alzheimers Disease Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
HOPE Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
ODC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 53,100
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Transgender Law Center Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Notre Dame High School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Swiss-California Foundation Sonoma CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Peter's Episcopal Church N/A NJ United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 7,978,050

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Foundation for National Progress San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 51,950
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Look What She Did N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Voter Participation Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Homeless Garden Project N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
East Bay Community Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,500,000
University of Waterloo N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,750,000
Aspire Public Schools San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Respite and Research for Alzheimers Disease Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
HOPE Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
ODC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 53,100
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Transgender Law Center Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Notre Dame High School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Swiss-California Foundation Sonoma Education Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Peter's Episcopal Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 7,978,050

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Company CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Aplastic Anemia & MDS International Foundation Inc MD Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Humane Society of Ventura County CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 20,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Foundation of San Benito County CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
350Seattleorg WA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Nations Association of the USA Capital Area Division DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Biden Cancer Initiative Inc DC Health Donor Advised 2018 750,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Teach for America, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Good Tidings Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Canine Companions for Independence CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 350
Laboure Society MN General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Bible Church, Inc. CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,600
California Academy of Science CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 1,320,200

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Foundation for National Progress United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 51,950
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Look What She Did United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Voter Participation Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Homeless Garden Project United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
East Bay Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,500,000
University of Waterloo Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 1,750,000
Aspire Public Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Pursuit of Excellence United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Respite and Research for Alzheimers Disease United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
HOPE Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
ODC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 53,100
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Transgender Law Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Notre Dame High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Swiss-California Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Peter's Episcopal Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 7,978,050

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13110 records found.