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 descending Year Amount (USD)
Jefferson County Historical Society N/A IN United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
FFWD San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Humane Society of Ventura County N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 20,000
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 60,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 9,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
RisingFoundations A Non-Profit Corporation N/A LA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Northwestern University N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Menlo-Atherton High School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Resource Generation N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Caminar San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,288,750

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Jefferson County Historical Society N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Nueva School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
FFWD San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Humane Society of Ventura County N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 20,000
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 60,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 9,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
RisingFoundations A Non-Profit Corporation N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Northwestern University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Menlo-Atherton High School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Resource Generation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Caminar San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,288,750

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Educators for Excellence NY Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Phi Beta Kappa Society DC Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Mavericks Coastside Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Doernbecher Children's Hospital Foundation OR Health Donor Advised 2018 250
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Women Make Movies NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
The San Jose Public Library Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Colgate University Treasurers Office NY Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ball State University Foundation IN Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Center for Young Women's Development CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Schools Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 325
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 240,775

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Jefferson County Historical Society United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Nueva School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
FFWD United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Humane Society of Ventura County United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 20,000
South County Community Health Center Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 60,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 9,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Adolescent Counseling Services United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
RisingFoundations A Non-Profit Corporation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Northwestern University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Francisco Zoological Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Menlo-Atherton High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Francisco Ballet Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Resource Generation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Caminar United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,288,750

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13110 records found.