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)
Solar Electric Light Fund N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 600
Climate Solutions N/A WA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,207
University of Prince Edward Island N/A PE Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 6,673
Muttville San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Hospital Chaplains Ministry of America N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Human Rights Campaign Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Greyhound Friends for Life N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 19,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Narrative Magazine Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley De-Bug Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,600
My New Red Shoes San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Pathways for Kids San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
UC Santa Barbara Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of Nottingham N/A United Kingdom Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 212,030

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Southern Oregon University Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
St Edward Central Catholic High School N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Feminist Majority Foundation N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Daly City Community Service Center San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Salk Institute for Biological Studies N/A Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
American Association of University Women-Special Projects Fu N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 14,000
Morgan Autism Center Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 13,000
United States Olympic Committee N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
National Public Radio, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Yavneh Day School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Castle Air Museum Foundation Incorporated N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. San Mateo International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Regents of the University of California N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Social Justice Collaborative Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Paws Helping People, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 199,730
Page SUM 3,130,230

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Southern Oregon University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
St Edward Central Catholic High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Feminist Majority Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Daly City Community Service Center United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Salk Institute for Biological Studies United States Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
American Association of University Women-Special Projects Fu United States Education Donor Advised 2018 14,000
Morgan Autism Center United States Education Donor Advised 2018 13,000
United States Olympic Committee United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid England Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
National Public Radio, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Yavneh Day School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Castle Air Museum Foundation Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Regents of the University of California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Social Justice Collaborative United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Paws Helping People, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 199,730
Page SUM 3,130,230

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13110 records found.