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)
HFF Charitable Foundation N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Orange Countys United Way N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Carter Center, Inc. N/A GA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Free Software Foundation Inc N/A MA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Kamukama Foundation N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Service Organizations Inc N/A DC United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 70,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Quilters Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Museum of American Heritage Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Conflict Resolution Center of Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 60,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Johns Hopkins University N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
California Brain Tumor Association San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Earthjustice San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Canine Companions for Independence Sonoma CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 561,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
HFF Charitable Foundation N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Orange Countys United Way N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Carter Center, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Free Software Foundation Inc N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Kamukama Foundation N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Service Organizations Inc N/A Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 70,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Quilters Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Museum of American Heritage Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Conflict Resolution Center of Santa Cruz County N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 60,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Johns Hopkins University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
California Brain Tumor Association San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Earthjustice San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Canine Companions for Independence Sonoma Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 561,000

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Carter Center, Inc. GA International Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 450
3rd I South Asian Independent Film CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wagner Society of Northern California CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,000
UFW Foundation CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Skid Row Running Club A Nonprofit Mutual Benefit Corporation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Trustees of the Smith College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Intermuseum Conservation Association OH Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Unbound KS Human Services Donor Advised 2018 960
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Regents of the University of Colorado CO Education Donor Advised 2018 300
ACTAsia for Animals CT Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 234,000
Ujima Adult and Family Services CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Catholic Relief Services, Inc. MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 992,710

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
HFF Charitable Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Orange Countys United Way United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Carter Center, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Free Software Foundation Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Kamukama Foundation United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Service Organizations Inc United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 70,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Quilters Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Museum of American Heritage United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Conflict Resolution Center of Santa Cruz County United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 60,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Johns Hopkins University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
California Brain Tumor Association United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Earthjustice United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Canine Companions for Independence United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 561,000

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13110 records found.