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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. Grant amounts shown as negative numbers represent adjustments to prior years’ grants.

Grantee Bay Area County State Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Andre Sobel River of Life Foundation N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Humane Society International N/A DC United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Blossom Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated N/A MA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Japanese American National Museum N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Lean Lab N/A MO United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 325,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Bend the Arc-A Jewish Partnership for Justice N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Mercy for Animals N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 375,000
Prime Coalition, Inc. N/A GA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Church Health Center of Memphis Inc N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Education Leaders of Color Inc N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Outward Bound California San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
League of Women Voters of California Education Fund N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tipping Point Community San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,527,850

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Andre Sobel River of Life Foundation N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Humane Society International N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Blossom Foundation Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Japanese American National Museum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Lean Lab N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 325,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Bend the Arc-A Jewish Partnership for Justice N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Mercy for Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 375,000
Prime Coalition, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Church Health Center of Memphis Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Education Leaders of Color Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Outward Bound California San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
League of Women Voters of California Education Fund N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tipping Point Community San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,527,850

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
USA Region of the International Society for Applied Ethology IN Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 135,412
El Camino Hospital Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Junipero Serra High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology MA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Sacred Heart Community Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, Inc. DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital TN Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Optimum Health Institute San Diego CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
World Learning, Inc. DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 12,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ravenswood City Elementary School District CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Canopy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Arts Benicia, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,000
American Cancer Society Inc OK Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Sierra Pregnancy & Health CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,140
El Camino Hospital Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 400,302

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Andre Sobel River of Life Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Humane Society International United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Blossom Foundation Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Japanese American National Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Lean Lab United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 325,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Bend the Arc-A Jewish Partnership for Justice United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 375,000
Prime Coalition, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Church Health Center of Memphis Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Education Leaders of Color Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Outward Bound California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
League of Women Voters of California Education Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tipping Point Community United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,527,850

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13110 records found.