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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Oak Heritage Conservancy Inc N/A IN United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 645
Mission High Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,024
Mi Familia Vota Education Fund N/A AZ United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Howard University N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Legal Aid at Work San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Central Park Conservancy, Inc. N/A NY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Global Animal Partnership N/A TX United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500,000
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
University of Maryland, Baltimore County N/A MD United States Other Donor Advised 2018 111,282
World Vision N/A WA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 12,600
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Woodside Community Foundation San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Jewish World Service, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Orphan Secure N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 732,301

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13110 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Oak Heritage Conservancy Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 645
Mission High Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,024
Mi Familia Vota Education Fund N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Howard University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Legal Aid at Work San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Central Park Conservancy, Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Global Animal Partnership N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500,000
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
University of Maryland, Baltimore County N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 111,282
World Vision N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 12,600
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Woodside Community Foundation San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Jewish World Service, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Orphan Secure N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 732,301

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Center for Young Women's Development CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Hampshire College Trustees MA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
One Child CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sky's the Limit Fund CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
IEEE Foundation Inc NJ General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 96,000
WNET NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wilderness Society CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
City of Redwood City CA Donor Advised 2018 100,000
All Stars Helping Kids, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Caring Choices Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Kirkwood Ski Education Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,320
New Israel Fund ME Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Grace Wilsey Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 648,820

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Oak Heritage Conservancy Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 645
Mission High Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,024
Mi Familia Vota Education Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Howard University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Food Bank United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Legal Aid at Work United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Central Park Conservancy, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Global Animal Partnership United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500,000
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
University of Maryland, Baltimore County United States Other Donor Advised 2018 111,282
World Vision United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 12,600
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Woodside Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Jewish World Service, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Orphan Secure United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 732,301

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13110 records found.