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)
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Music in Schools Today San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Aim High for High School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Okizu Foundation Marin CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Plan International USA N/A RI United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
National Park Foundation N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Sri Sarveshwari Samooh N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
The Grateful Garment Project Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Escuela Xochitl Tonatiuh Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 953
Strong City Baltimore N/A MD United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 185,000
HOPE Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
North Hawaii Community Hospital, Inc. N/A HI United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,470,253

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Music in Schools Today San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Aim High for High School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Okizu Foundation Marin Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Plan International USA N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
National Park Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Sri Sarveshwari Samooh N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
The Grateful Garment Project Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Escuela Xochitl Tonatiuh Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 953
Strong City Baltimore N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 185,000
HOPE Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
North Hawaii Community Hospital, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,470,253

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
MK Level Playing Field Institute CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation MD Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Lazarex Cancer Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 271,500
Mass Design Group MA International Development Donor Advised 2018 9,100
Contemporary Jewish Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 260
Pro Publica, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
California Institute for Medical Research CA Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sunnyvale Community Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,200
The University Corporation San Francisco State CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
University of Pittsburgh PA Education Donor Advised 2018 64,000
Promise of Justice Initiative LA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Center for Global Development DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 49,942
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund Inc NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Community Foundation of San Benito County CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Arthritis Foundation, Inc. GA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
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
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Page SUM 2,389,702

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