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)
Mercy for Animals N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pastoralist Integrated Support Programme N/A Kenya Community Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Gordon Research Conferences N/A RI United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 80,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Freedom's Shield N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of Oregon Foundation N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sovereign Order of St. John of Jerusalem Knights Hospitaller Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition N/A CO United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 17,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values N/A MA United States Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Possible Dreams International N/A VIC Australia International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Omid Foundation USA N/A MD United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
New Schools for Baton Rouge N/A LA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,830,000
University of Florida Foundation Inc N/A FL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -25,500
Gbowee Peace Foundation Africa-USA N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 2,771,950

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 240,350
AchieveKids Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New Mexico Community Capital N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Gilroy Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018
Fractured Atlas, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,750
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Lumind-Research Down Syndrome Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
University of Eastern Finland N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,917
Music Associates of Aspen, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
American Society For Microbiology N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -12,354
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Yellowstone Forever N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Children International N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,950
Page SUM 876,963

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Whole Womans Advocacy Alliance VA Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Wilderness Society CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 800
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Sacred Heart Community Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Gilroy Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018
Lumind-Research Down Syndrome Foundation MA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Beneficent Technology Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fractured Atlas, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,750
Liahona Motu Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Catholic Charities of Los Angeles CA Other Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Chi Am Circle, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Advanced Energy Economy Institute DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Bay Nature Institute CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Ladera Community Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 810,050

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne Switzerland Education Donor Advised 2018 240,350
AchieveKids United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New Mexico Community Capital United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Gilroy Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018
Fractured Atlas, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,750
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Lumind-Research Down Syndrome Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
University of Eastern Finland Finland Education Donor Advised 2018 100,917
Music Associates of Aspen, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
American Society For Microbiology United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -12,354
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Yellowstone Forever United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Teen Success, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Children International United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,950
Page SUM 876,963

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13110 records found.