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)
Zearn Inc N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Center for Science in the Public Interest N/A DC United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 400
Charles Armstrong School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
AchieveKids Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Amnesty International of the USA Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center N/A TX United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Lesley University N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Rehearsal for Life Inc. N/A MA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 800
Rogue Retreat N/A OR United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 700
Mercy Ships N/A TX United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Mommas Inc N/A NY United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
San Francisco Day School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Jose Auxiliary for Children Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 6,500
Aspire Public Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
National Multiple Sclerosis Society San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
NEO Philanthropy Inc N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 800
Page SUM 2,288,200

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Zearn Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Center for Science in the Public Interest N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2019 400
Charles Armstrong School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
AchieveKids Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Amnesty International of the USA Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Lesley University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Rehearsal for Life Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 800
Rogue Retreat N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 700
Mercy Ships N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Mommas Inc N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
San Francisco Day School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Jose Auxiliary for Children Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 6,500
Aspire Public Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
National Multiple Sclerosis Society San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
NEO Philanthropy Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 800
Page SUM 2,288,200

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Aim High for High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Siskiyou Opportunity Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Aurora Theatre Company CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Niroga Institute CA Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Oasis Legal Services CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 27,000
Squashdrive CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Operation Helmet Incorporated TX Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Pacifica Foundation Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
St. Perpetua Parish CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sundance Institute UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 350
Page SUM 66,050

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Zearn Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Center for Science in the Public Interest United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 400
Charles Armstrong School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
AchieveKids United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Amnesty International of the USA Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Lesley University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Rehearsal for Life Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 800
Rogue Retreat United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 700
Mercy Ships United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Mommas Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
San Francisco Day School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Jose Auxiliary for Children United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 6,500
Aspire Public Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
National Multiple Sclerosis Society United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
NEO Philanthropy Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 800
Page SUM 2,288,200

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13280 records found.