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)
Essere Animali N/A Italy Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 463,508
Family Supportive Housing Inc Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500
Trust for Public Land San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Food & Water Watch N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 750
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Friends of Stevens Creek Trail Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Gateway Public Schools San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
GiveWell San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 100,000
University of Puget Sound N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
USAFA Endowment, Inc. N/A CO United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Good Samaritan Family Resource Center of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Guiding Eyes for the Blind Inc. N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
HAS Wigner Research Centre for Physics N/A Hungary Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Hillsborough Schools Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
World Vision, Inc. N/A WA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 12,821
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
Housing Industry Foundation San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500
IDinsight San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,666,112
Page SUM 2,282,991

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Essere Animali N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 463,508
Family Supportive Housing Inc Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500
Trust for Public Land San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Food & Water Watch N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 750
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Friends of Stevens Creek Trail Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Gateway Public Schools San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
GiveWell San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 100,000
University of Puget Sound N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 500
USAFA Endowment, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Good Samaritan Family Resource Center of San Francisco San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Guiding Eyes for the Blind Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
HAS Wigner Research Centre for Physics N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Hillsborough Schools Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 500
World Vision, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 12,821
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
Housing Industry Foundation San Mateo Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500
IDinsight San Francisco International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,666,112
Page SUM 2,282,991

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Marin Village CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 30,000
MK Level Playing Field Institute CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Mpala Wildlife Foundation Inc MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
National Alopecia Areata Foundation CA Other Donor Advised 2019 2,500
National Peace Corps Association DC International Development Donor Advised 2019 4,000
New Community Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
North American Council for Online Learning VA Education Donor Advised 2019 23,000
Ocean Foundation DC General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice CA Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,250
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Positive Coaching Alliance CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Pro Publica, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Regents of the University of Michigan MI Education Donor Advised 2019 -244
100 Women Charitable Foundation, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 199,956

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Essere Animali Italy Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 463,508
Family Supportive Housing Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500
Trust for Public Land United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Food & Water Watch United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 750
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Friends of Stevens Creek Trail United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Gateway Public Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
GiveWell United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 100,000
University of Puget Sound United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
USAFA Endowment, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Good Samaritan Family Resource Center of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Guiding Eyes for the Blind Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
HAS Wigner Research Centre for Physics Hungary Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Hillsborough Schools Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
World Vision, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 12,821
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
Housing Industry Foundation United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500
IDinsight United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,666,112
Page SUM 2,282,991

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13280 records found.