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, and corporate 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)
American Committee for the Weizmann Institute of Science Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Marin Humane Society Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Safe Water Network N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Santa Clara Fire Safe Council Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Episcopal Church in the Diocese of El Camino Real N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Villanova University N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Project Horseshoe Farm N/A AL United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Business Executives for National Security N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Oak Heritage Conservancy Inc N/A IN United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 645
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,024
Mi Familia Vota Education Fund N/A AZ United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Global Animal Partnership N/A TX United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500,000
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
World Vision N/A WA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 12,600
Page SUM 3,199,219

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
American Committee for the Weizmann Institute of Science Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Marin Humane Society Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Safe Water Network N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Santa Clara Fire Safe Council Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Episcopal Church in the Diocese of El Camino Real N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Villanova University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Project Horseshoe Farm N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Business Executives for National Security N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Oak Heritage Conservancy Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 645
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,024
Mi Familia Vota Education Fund N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Global Animal Partnership N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500,000
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
World Vision N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 12,600
Page SUM 3,199,219

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole WY Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Chabad of Greater South Bay CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 -21,000
Bullis-Purissima Elementary School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Hospital for Hope India, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundations, Inc. NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Hollywood United Methodist Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Manhattan College NY Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Humane Society of the United States DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco University High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Nurturing Minds, Inc. MA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Project Horseshoe Farm AL Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Center for Young Women's Development CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
One Child CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sky's the Limit Fund CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
IEEE Foundation Inc NJ General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,508,200

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
American Committee for the Weizmann Institute of Science Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Marin Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Safe Water Network United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Santa Clara Fire Safe Council United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Episcopal Church in the Diocese of El Camino Real United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Villanova University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Project Horseshoe Farm United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Business Executives for National Security United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Oak Heritage Conservancy Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 645
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,024
Mi Familia Vota Education Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Food Bank United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Global Animal Partnership United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500,000
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
World Vision United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 12,600
Page SUM 3,199,219

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13110 records found.