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)
Commonweal N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva N/A Uruguay Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
EarthEnable N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 44,000
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Good Shepherd Services N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Pepperwood Foundation Sonoma CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
thesecondopinion San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Kuumbwa Jazz Society N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California League of Conservation Voters Education Fund Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
The Agenda Project, Inc. N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Palo Alto Humane Society Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Church in the Canyon N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Pacific Central District of the Unitarian Universalist Asso. N/A WA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 625,700

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Commonweal N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
EarthEnable N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 44,000
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Good Shepherd Services N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Pepperwood Foundation Sonoma Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
thesecondopinion San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Kuumbwa Jazz Society N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California League of Conservation Voters Education Fund Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
The Agenda Project, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Palo Alto Humane Society Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Church in the Canyon N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Pacific Central District of the Unitarian Universalist Asso. N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 625,700

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
New Conservatory CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Los Altos Educational Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Children's Hospital Los Angeles CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Quest Scholars Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Seattle Theatre Group WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Cabrillo College Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pacifica Foundation Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Shelby's SafeSpace CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Washington Foundation WA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Art of Yoga Project CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Nueva School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 708,950

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