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 descending Year Amount (USD)
World Assistance for Cambodia, Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Core Gift Institute N/A WA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Cruz Roja Mexicana N/A Mexico Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,437
Wilderness Society San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 800
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Better Eating International Incorporated N/A DC United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 67,110
American Museum of Natural History N/A NY United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 90,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
The National Jazz Museum in Harlem N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Foundation for Monterey County N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wantok Musik Foundation N/A VIC Australia Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750
Battery Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Page SUM 311,347

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Aplastic Anemia & MDS International Foundation Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Susan B. Anthony Elementary School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
World Assistance for Cambodia, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Core Gift Institute N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Cruz Roja Mexicana N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,437
Wilderness Society San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 800
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Better Eating International Incorporated N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 67,110
American Museum of Natural History N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 90,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250
The National Jazz Museum in Harlem N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Foundation for Monterey County N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wantok Musik Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 307,897

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Choral Association DBA Peninsula Girls Chorus CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Way of Northern California CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Students for Service Inc NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25
Abode Services CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sonoma Valley Mentoring Alliance, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Family and Children Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Kino Border Initiative Inc AZ International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Saturday Center for Psychotherapy and Training CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Pug Rescue of Sacramento CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Today's Youth Matter CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California At San Diego CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Young Life CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Immaculate Conception Academy CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,166,475

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Aplastic Anemia & MDS International Foundation Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Susan B. Anthony Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
World Assistance for Cambodia, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Adolescent Counseling Services United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Core Gift Institute United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Cruz Roja Mexicana Mexico Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,437
Wilderness Society United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 800
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Better Eating International Incorporated United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 67,110
American Museum of Natural History United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 90,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
The National Jazz Museum in Harlem United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Pursuit of Excellence United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Foundation for Monterey County United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wantok Musik Foundation Australia Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 307,897

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13110 records found.