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)
President and Trustees of Bates College N/A ME United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano CT United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Community Initiatives San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Jaipur Foot Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Washington University N/A MO United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
NEO Philanthropy Inc N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Galapagos Conservancy Inc. Marin VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Vision to Learn N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Maryknoll Sisters Charitable Tr N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,300
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 750
St Anthony Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
University of Wisconsin Foundation N/A WI United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,341,500

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
President and Trustees of Bates College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County San Mateo Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Community Initiatives San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Jaipur Foot Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Washington University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Nueva School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
NEO Philanthropy Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Galapagos Conservancy Inc. Marin Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Vision to Learn N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Maryknoll Sisters Charitable Tr N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,300
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 750
St Anthony Foundation San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
University of Wisconsin Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,341,500

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Harlem Children's Zone Inc NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Human Rights First NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trustees of Reservations MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
College Foundation of the University of Virginia VA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sundance Institute UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Battery Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
California Indian Basketweavers Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Dressage Foundation Inc. NE Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Learning Center CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Zen Center A Corporation Sole CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 274,150

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
President and Trustees of Bates College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Save the Children Federation Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Community Initiatives United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Jaipur Foot Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Washington University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Nueva School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
NEO Philanthropy Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Galapagos Conservancy Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Vision to Learn United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Maryknoll Sisters Charitable Tr United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,300
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 750
St Anthony Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
University of Wisconsin Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Pursuit of Excellence United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,341,500

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13110 records found.