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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A MI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 46,696
University of Edinburgh USA Devolopment Trust Inc N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 102,041
Maliasili Initiatives Inc N/A VT United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Natural History Museum of the Adirondacks N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Chronicle Season of Sharing Fund San Francisco CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 720
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Kevin Coleman Foundation Inc N/A OH United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Fundacion Igualdad Animal N/A Spain Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 520,020
Bay Area Outreach and Recreation Program Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Oakland Unified School District Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Core Gift Institute N/A WA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Women's Centers San Francisco CA United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 200
Better Eating International Incorporated N/A DC United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 67,110
American Museum of Natural History N/A NY United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 90,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 995,537

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13110 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 46,696
University of Edinburgh USA Devolopment Trust Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 102,041
Maliasili Initiatives Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Natural History Museum of the Adirondacks N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Chronicle Season of Sharing Fund San Francisco Food Security Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 720
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Kevin Coleman Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Fundacion Igualdad Animal N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 520,020
Bay Area Outreach and Recreation Program Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Oakland Unified School District Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Core Gift Institute N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Women's Centers San Francisco Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 200
Better Eating International Incorporated N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 67,110
American Museum of Natural History N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 90,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 995,537

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Okizu Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Dev Color CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Whitefish Community Foundation, Inc. MT General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Napa County Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 600
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Council on Teacher Quality DC Education Donor Advised 2018 335
Friedreichs Ataxia Research Alliance Fara PA Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American India Foundation NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
New America Foundation DC Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Camp Kesem National CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
StarVista CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kenya HELP CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Women Make Movies NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Agenda Project, Inc. DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Page SUM 760,385

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Regents of the University of Michigan United States Education Donor Advised 2018 46,696
University of Edinburgh USA Devolopment Trust Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 102,041
Maliasili Initiatives Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Natural History Museum of the Adirondacks United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Chronicle Season of Sharing Fund United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 720
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Kevin Coleman Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Fundacion Igualdad Animal Spain Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 520,020
Bay Area Outreach and Recreation Program United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Oakland Unified School District United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Core Gift Institute United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Women's Centers United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 200
Better Eating International Incorporated United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 67,110
American Museum of Natural History United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 90,000
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 995,537

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13110 records found.