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, and corporate 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)
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A OR United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Sabuy Temple - Khmer Buddhist Temple Foundation San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000,000
Mounted Patrol of San Mateo County Foundation San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KIPP Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -31,240
Historical Society of Watertown N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Education Trust N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Company San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Los Cerritos Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Association for Retarded Children & Adults San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Save the Redwoods League San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Trust for Public Land San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Thomas B Fordham Institute N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Mothers Against Drunk Driving N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 11,694,160

Pages

13110 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Wilderness Society San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Institute for the Advancement of Animal Welfare Science Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 55,100
Caravan To Class Marin General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 45,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Karma Cat Rescue Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 35,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The University of Texas at Austin N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of Children With Special Needs Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Samaritan House San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Young Men's Christian Association of Greater Seattle N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Kings Academy Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of Washington Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Delta Sigma Phi Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 1,984,400

Pages

13110 records found.
There were no results that matched your search. Please adjust your filters and try again.

Pages

12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Wilderness Society United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Institute for the Advancement of Animal Welfare Science Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 55,100
Caravan To Class United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 45,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Karma Cat Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 35,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The University of Texas at Austin United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of Children With Special Needs United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Samaritan House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Young Men's Christian Association of Greater Seattle United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Kings Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of Washington Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Delta Sigma Phi Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Social Good Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 1,984,400

Pages

13110 records found.