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)
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
myAgro Farms Alameda CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200,000
New Creation Home Ministries San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Colorado Foundation, Inc. N/A CO United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Floating Zendo Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Smile Train, Inc. N/A DC United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. San Mateo CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Tender Education and Arts N/A England Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
International Fund for Animal Welfare, Inc. N/A MA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank N/A WA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
National Autonomous University of Mexico N/A Mexico Education Donor Advised 2018 46,000
Community Working Group, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Mercy for Animals N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pastoralist Integrated Support Programme N/A Kenya Community Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Gordon Research Conferences N/A RI United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 80,000
Page SUM 430,850

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
PeopleForBikes Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,827,920
Chapman University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 720
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Kevin Coleman Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Fundacion Igualdad Animal N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 520,020
Bay Area Outreach and Recreation Program Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Oakland Unified School District Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Core Gift Institute N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Women's Centers San Francisco Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 200
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
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Making Waves Foundation Inc Contra Costa Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Enloe Medical Center N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 2,673,220

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
American India Foundation NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
New America Foundation DC Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Camp Kesem National CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
StarVista CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kenya HELP CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Women Make Movies NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Agenda Project, Inc. DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Mid-Pacific Institute HI Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Children International MO Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,950
Fuller Theological Seminary CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 400
Human Rights Watch, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Committee of 100 Inc NY Immigration Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 90,300

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
PeopleForBikes Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,827,920
Chapman University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 720
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Kevin Coleman Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Fundacion Igualdad Animal Spain Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 520,020
Bay Area Outreach and Recreation Program United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Oakland Unified School District United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Core Gift Institute United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Women's Centers United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 200
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
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Making Waves Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Enloe Medical Center United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 2,673,220

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13110 records found.