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)
University of Minnesota N/A MN United States Education Donor Advised 2019 89,448
Upward Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Rotary Club of Pacifica Endowment San Mateo CA United States Other Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Homeless Prenatal Program, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 440
Humane America Animal Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. San Mateo CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
We Players San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
International Collaborative for Science Education and the En N/A MD United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Wildlife Images Rehabilitation and Education Center N/A OR United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
JA Worldwide Inc. N/A MA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,045
World Animal Protection N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 557,446
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Kamukama Foundation N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 679,042
Arpan Foundation Incorporated N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Learn Platform, Inc. N/A NC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 2,479,421

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
University of Minnesota N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 89,448
Upward Scholars Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Rotary Club of Pacifica Endowment San Mateo Other Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Samaritan House San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Homeless Prenatal Program, Inc. San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 440
Humane America Animal Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. San Mateo International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
We Players San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
International Collaborative for Science Education and the En N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Wildlife Images Rehabilitation and Education Center N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
JA Worldwide Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,045
World Animal Protection N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 557,446
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Kamukama Foundation N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 679,042
Arpan Foundation Incorporated N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Learn Platform, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 2,479,421

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Boy Scouts of America CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
California Council of Land Trusts CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Caminar CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
AchieveKids CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention NY Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Casa Latina WA Immigration Donor Advised 2019 500
Center for Constitutional Rights, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 4,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Chapel and York Foundation, Inc. DE General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 160,000
Page SUM 173,200

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
University of Minnesota United States Education Donor Advised 2019 89,448
Upward Scholars United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Rotary Club of Pacifica Endowment United States Other Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Samaritan House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Homeless Prenatal Program, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 440
Humane America Animal Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
We Players United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
International Collaborative for Science Education and the En United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Wildlife Images Rehabilitation and Education Center United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
JA Worldwide Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,045
World Animal Protection United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 557,446
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Kamukama Foundation United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology United States Health Donor Advised 2019 679,042
Arpan Foundation Incorporated United States Education Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Learn Platform, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 2,479,421

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13280 records found.