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)
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 16,091
Wags and Walks N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Parkinson's Foundation Inc. N/A FL United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Peninsula College Fund Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Generations United Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Global Animal Partnership N/A TX United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Emmaus Inn Ministries Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Evergreen State College Foundation N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Yale University N/A CT United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Pitzer College N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Plant It Forward Farms N/A TX United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Chabad of Greater South Bay Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 -29,000
Childfund International USA N/A VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,304
GraceCity N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 13,200
FCL Educational Fund N/A CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 500
Food for Thought Sonoma CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 4,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 1,118,495

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 16,091
Wags and Walks N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Parkinson's Foundation Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Peninsula College Fund Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Generations United Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Global Animal Partnership N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Emmaus Inn Ministries Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Evergreen State College Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Yale University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Pitzer College N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Plant It Forward Farms N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Chabad of Greater South Bay Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 -29,000
Childfund International USA N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,304
GraceCity N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 13,200
FCL Educational Fund N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 500
Food for Thought Sonoma Food Security Donor Advised 2019 4,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 1,118,495

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
First Church of Christ Scientist CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,250
Animal Legal Defense Fund CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 177,500
Protestant Episcopal High School in Virginia VA Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Rainforest Action Network CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Child and Family Research and Training Institute CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Church Health Center of Memphis Inc TN Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Hawaii Public Radio HI Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 300
Code.org WA Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Foundation Fighting Blindness, Inc. MD Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 90,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley CA Education Donor Advised 2019 170,000
Rethink Charity CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Samaritan House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Colorado Grand Inc 3998 S Mariposa CO General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Community Initiatives CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Congregation Beth Am CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 9,550
DonorsChoose.org NY Education Donor Advised 2019 400
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
El Camino Hospital Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 50,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 795,700

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 16,091
Wags and Walks United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Parkinson's Foundation Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Peninsula College Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Generations United Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Global Animal Partnership United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Emmaus Inn Ministries United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Evergreen State College Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Pitzer College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Plant It Forward Farms United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Chabad of Greater South Bay United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 -29,000
Childfund International USA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,304
GraceCity United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 13,200
FCL Educational Fund United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 500
Food for Thought United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 4,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 1,118,495

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13280 records found.