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)
Muttville San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Marine Science Institute San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,775
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,500
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
National Stuttering Association N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 197,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole N/A WY United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
826 Valencia San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Project Drawdown Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 4,750
Puente de la Costa Sur San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Save the Redwoods League San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Robert Cooper Audubon Society N/A IN United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 18,150
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
San Francisco Unified School District San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Society for the Preservation of the City of Milwaukee N/A MI United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 -200
Cobscook Community Learning Center N/A ME United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Essere Animali N/A Italy Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 463,508
Page SUM 898,483

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Muttville San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Marine Science Institute San Mateo Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,775
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,500
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2019 250
National Stuttering Association N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 197,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
826 Valencia San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Project Drawdown Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 4,750
Puente de la Costa Sur San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Save the Redwoods League San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Robert Cooper Audubon Society N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 18,150
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
San Francisco Unified School District San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Society for the Preservation of the City of Milwaukee N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 -200
Cobscook Community Learning Center N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Essere Animali N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 463,508
Page SUM 898,483

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 23,368
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
American Institute of Mathematics CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Shadhika Project, Inc. CO International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,200
St. Barnabas High School NY Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Surfrider Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 400
First Church of Christ Scientist MA Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
California Community Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Chapman University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 130,853
Elkhart Lake Historical Society, Inc. WI Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 250
The Kings Academy CA Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Great Books Foundation IL Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Teach Plus Incorporated MA Education Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
The UCLA Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 1,193,771

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Muttville United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Marine Science Institute United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,775
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,500
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
National Stuttering Association United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 197,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
826 Valencia United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Project Drawdown United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 4,750
Puente de la Costa Sur United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Save the Redwoods League United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Robert Cooper Audubon Society United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 18,150
San Francisco Ballet Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
San Francisco Unified School District United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Society for the Preservation of the City of Milwaukee United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 -200
Cobscook Community Learning Center United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Essere Animali Italy Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 463,508
Page SUM 898,483

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13280 records found.