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)
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Samasource, Inc. San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 -26,500
Archbishop Mitty High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 105,000
American River Conservancy N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Resurrection Catholic Church N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Project HOPE The People to People Health Foundation Inc N/A VA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Roy Gomm Elementary School N/A NV United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Highland Park Presbyterian Dayschool N/A TX United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences Foundation N/A DC United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Badass Animal Rescue Inc N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Agapao Inc N/A GA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Greater Horizons N/A MO United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 1,618
American Friends of St Hildas College Inc N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Mountain View Los Altos High School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 800
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
International FIRST Committee Association N/A VA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Canary Fund San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 3,817,718

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Samasource, Inc. San Francisco International Development Donor Advised 2018 -26,500
Archbishop Mitty High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 105,000
American River Conservancy N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Resurrection Catholic Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Project HOPE The People to People Health Foundation Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Roy Gomm Elementary School N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Highland Park Presbyterian Dayschool N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Badass Animal Rescue Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Agapao Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Greater Horizons N/A Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 1,618
American Friends of St Hildas College Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Mountain View Los Altos High School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 800
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
International FIRST Committee Association N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Canary Fund San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 3,817,718

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Southern New Hampshire University NH Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
TNTP Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2018 665,000
Learning Center CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
From the Heart Productions Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Pro Bono Net, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 400,000
The General Hospital Corporation MA Health Donor Advised 2018 249,906
Women Donors Network CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Shriners Hospitals for Children FL Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of YOSAR, Inc. CA Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 200
FCL Educational Fund CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Matthew Catholic Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Grace USA CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 44,000
The Ojai Valley Land Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Committee of 100 Inc NY Immigration Donor Advised 2018 60,000
New Profit MA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 2,000,106

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Samasource, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 -26,500
Archbishop Mitty High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 105,000
American River Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Resurrection Catholic Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Project HOPE The People to People Health Foundation Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Roy Gomm Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Highland Park Presbyterian Dayschool United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Badass Animal Rescue Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Agapao Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Greater Horizons United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 1,618
American Friends of St Hildas College Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Mountain View Los Altos High School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 800
Oxfam-America, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
International FIRST Committee Association United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Canary Fund United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 3,817,718

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13110 records found.