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)
National Audubon Society, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
National Parks Conservation Association N/A DC United States Other Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Vida Verde Nature Education San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 24,100
Wilderness Society N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
YMCA of Martha's Vineyard, Inc. N/A MA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Americares Foundation, Inc. N/A CT United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Sandia Search Dogs N/A NM United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Scopa Has A Dream Inc Sonoma CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
First Place for Youth Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Shriners Hospitals for Children N/A FL United States Health Donor Advised 2019 19,000
Lubee Foundation Inc. Cumberland Bldg N/A FL United States Other Donor Advised 2019 30,000
New England Basecamp N/A RI United States Education Donor Advised 2019 65,000
Community Foundation of San Benito County N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Intervarsity Christian Fellowship - USA N/A WI United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Best Friends Animal Society N/A UT United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 202,800

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Wilderness Society N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
YMCA of Martha's Vineyard, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Americares Foundation, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Sandia Search Dogs N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Scopa Has A Dream Inc Sonoma Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
First Place for Youth Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Shriners Hospitals for Children N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 19,000
Lubee Foundation Inc. Cumberland Bldg N/A Other Donor Advised 2019 30,000
New England Basecamp N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 65,000
Community Foundation of San Benito County N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Intervarsity Christian Fellowship - USA N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Best Friends Animal Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Kenya Livestock Marketing Council N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 45,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 230,700

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Spirit Rock Meditation Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc TN Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Ought Inc. CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 300,000
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Karam Foundation NFP IL General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 350
Stony Brook Foundation, Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Sustainable Conservation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology CA Health Donor Advised 2019 679,042
Peninsula College Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
American Institute of Mathematics CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Pivotal Connections CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Education Trust Inc CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Girls on the Run of Silicon Valley Incorporated CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,775
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 2,101,567

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Wilderness Society United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
YMCA of Martha's Vineyard, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Americares Foundation, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Abilities United United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Sandia Search Dogs United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Scopa Has A Dream Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
First Place for Youth United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Shriners Hospitals for Children United States Health Donor Advised 2019 19,000
Lubee Foundation Inc. Cumberland Bldg United States Other Donor Advised 2019 30,000
New England Basecamp United States Education Donor Advised 2019 65,000
Community Foundation of San Benito County United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Intervarsity Christian Fellowship - USA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Best Friends Animal Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Kenya Livestock Marketing Council Kenya Community Development Donor Advised 2019 45,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 230,700

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13280 records found.