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 descending Year Amount (USD)
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
American Association for the Advancement of Science N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Compassion in World Farming N/A GA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
AmeriCares Foundation, Inc. N/A CT United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Agapao Inc N/A GA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
California Bicycle Coalition Education Fund N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
The Exploratorium San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Northwest Immigrant Rights Project N/A WA United States Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2018 410,000
Peninsula College Fund San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Nepal Youth Foundation Marin CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
American Philosophical Society N/A PA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Future Problem Solving Program International, Inc. N/A CA United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Global Glimpse Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society of the United States N/A DC United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 2,486,500

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Nueva School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
American Association for the Advancement of Science N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Compassion in World Farming N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
AmeriCares Foundation, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Agapao Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
California Bicycle Coalition Education Fund N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
The Exploratorium San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Northwest Immigrant Rights Project N/A Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2018 410,000
Peninsula College Fund San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Nepal Youth Foundation Marin International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
American Philosophical Society N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Future Problem Solving Program International, Inc. N/A Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Global Glimpse Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society of the United States N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 2,486,500

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Cristo Rey San Jose High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Dec My Room Inc TX Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Foundation for a College Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Texas Freedom Network Education Fund TX Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Agenda Project, Inc. DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
South Evangelical Presbyterian Fellowship CO Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
American Jewish World Service, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Housing Industry Foundation CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Mental Health Advocacy Services Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Santa Clara County Dental Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Amnesty International of the USA Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Crystal Springs Uplands School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Community Foundation of New Jersey NJ Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,750,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Churchill Club CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Notre Dame High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 4,030,000

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Nueva School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
American Association for the Advancement of Science United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Compassion in World Farming United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
AmeriCares Foundation, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Agapao Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
California Bicycle Coalition Education Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
The Exploratorium United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Northwest Immigrant Rights Project United States Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2018 410,000
Peninsula College Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Nepal Youth Foundation United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
American Philosophical Society United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Future Problem Solving Program International, Inc. United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tides Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Global Glimpse United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society of the United States United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 2,486,500

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13110 records found.