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)
International Documentary Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Lutheran Church in America N/A NV United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000
St. Catherine of Siena Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Muttville San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Cougar Robotics, Inc N/A KS United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Alliance for Excellent Education, Inc. N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
National Parkinson Foundation, Inc. N/A FL United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
St. Simon Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Acumen Fund, Inc. N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Hospice by the Bay Marin CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Student Conservation Association, Inc. N/A VA United States Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Generation Citizen Inc N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Immigrant Legal Resource Center San Francisco CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200,000
American Society for the Protection of Nature Israel Inc N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 1,815,050

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
International Documentary Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Lutheran Church in America N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000
St. Catherine of Siena Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Muttville San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Cougar Robotics, Inc N/A Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Alliance for Excellent Education, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
National Parkinson Foundation, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
St. Simon Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Acumen Fund, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Hospice by the Bay Marin Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Student Conservation Association, Inc. N/A Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Generation Citizen Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Immigrant Legal Resource Center San Francisco Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200,000
American Society for the Protection of Nature Israel Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 1,815,050

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Find Your Light Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
ActionAid USA DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 292
Central American Resource Center Carecen of Northern Califor CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
42nd Street Moon CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Johns Hopkins University MD Education Donor Advised 2018 1,200,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Girls To Women CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Trek Medics International Inc CT Other Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
5280 High School CO Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Cooperate Inc NY Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 443,520
American Morgan Horse Educational Charitable Trust VT Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kristi Yamaguchi's Always Dream Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Literate Nation Us CA Education Donor Advised 2018 -500
Gathering 4 Gardner Inc MI Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Jack Vasel Memorial Fund Limited IN Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 2,167,712

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Lutheran Church in America United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
College Track United States Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000
St. Catherine of Siena Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Muttville United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Cougar Robotics, Inc United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Alliance for Excellent Education, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
National Parkinson Foundation, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
St. Simon Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Acumen Fund, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Hospice by the Bay United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Student Conservation Association, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Generation Citizen Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Immigrant Legal Resource Center United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200,000
American Society for the Protection of Nature Israel Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 1,815,050

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13110 records found.