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)
Communities In Schools, Inc. N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,850,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
JDRF International N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Grand Teton National Park Foundation N/A WY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Amnesty International of the USA Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tides Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Kakenyas Dream N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Food & Water Watch N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
MK Level Playing Field Institute Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Carson Tahoe SPCA N/A NV United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Hokoji N/A NM United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
TransFormCA Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Guiding Eyes for the Blind Inc. N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Blind & Visually Impaired Center of Monterey County Inc. N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 5,222,650

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Communities In Schools, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 4,850,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
JDRF International N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Grand Teton National Park Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Amnesty International of the USA Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tides Foundation San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Kakenyas Dream N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Food & Water Watch N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
MK Level Playing Field Institute Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Carson Tahoe SPCA N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Hokoji N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
TransFormCA Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Guiding Eyes for the Blind Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul of San Mateo County San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Blind & Visually Impaired Center of Monterey County Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 5,222,650

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Museum of American Heritage CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Francisco Park Conservancy CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Canopy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
First Presbyterian Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Andre Sobel River of Life Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Geohazards International CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Unbound MO Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Palo Alto High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nuru International CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The UCLA Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Korean American Community Foundation of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Wildlife Federation VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Art in Action CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 800
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,130,150

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Communities In Schools, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,850,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Sempervirens Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
JDRF International United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Grand Teton National Park Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Amnesty International of the USA Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tides Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Kakenyas Dream United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Food & Water Watch United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
MK Level Playing Field Institute United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Carson Tahoe SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Hokoji United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
TransFormCA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Guiding Eyes for the Blind Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
San Francisco Ballet Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul of San Mateo County United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Blind & Visually Impaired Center of Monterey County Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 5,222,650

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13110 records found.