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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Morris Animal Foundation N/A CO United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 874
The Kitchen Sisters Productions San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Washington N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
HIAS, Inc. N/A MD United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Asilomar Microcomputer Workshop Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Our Lady of Angels Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Friends of Dongyu Gatsal Ling, Inc. N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
WomenSV Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Chicago Horticultural Society N/A IL United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 258,774

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Morris Animal Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 874
The Kitchen Sisters Productions San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Washington N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
HIAS, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Asilomar Microcomputer Workshop Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Our Lady of Angels Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Art in Action San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Friends of Dongyu Gatsal Ling, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
WomenSV Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Chicago Horticultural Society N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 258,774

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Hope for Paws CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
WeHOPE CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Save the Children Federation Inc CT International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bennington College Corporation VT Higher Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Oakland Unified School District CA Education Donor Advised 2018 -25,000
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 55,000
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
American Legion Post 115 ID Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
TREATY Total Immersion Educational Endowment Fund Inc SD Education Donor Advised 2018 -10,000
Last Mile Health MA Health Donor Advised 2018 325
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Indigenous Educational Network of Turtle Island MN Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends of the Library of Los Altos and Community Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Sierra Nevada Childrens Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 75,275

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Morris Animal Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 874
The Kitchen Sisters Productions United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Washington United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
HIAS, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Asilomar Microcomputer Workshop United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Our Lady of Angels Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Art in Action United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Food Bank United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Friends of Dongyu Gatsal Ling, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Nature Conservancy of California United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
WomenSV United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Chicago Horticultural Society United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 258,774

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13110 records found.