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)
Knowledgeworks Foundation N/A OH United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300,000
The General Hospital Corporation N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Archbishop Mitty High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Redwood Forrest Foundation Inc N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Accelerator for America N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Community Initiatives San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Institute of World Politics N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Jaipur Foot Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Kansas State University Foundation N/A KS United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Surfrider Foundation N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Vision to Learn N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International N/A GA United States Donor Advised 2018 50,000
PAMS Foundation Inc N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 1,580,950

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Knowledgeworks Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300,000
The General Hospital Corporation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Archbishop Mitty High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Redwood Forrest Foundation Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Accelerator for America N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County San Mateo Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Community Initiatives San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Institute of World Politics N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Jaipur Foot Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Nueva School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Kansas State University Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Surfrider Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Vision to Learn N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International N/A Donor Advised 2018 50,000
PAMS Foundation Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 1,580,950

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Southern Oregon University Foundation OR Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Menlowe Ballet CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Venice Arts CA Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Hot DOCs Foundation USA, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Francisco Ballet Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
There With Care of the Bay Area CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 400
NAMI San Mateo County CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Bolinas Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. NY Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Pratham USA TX Education Donor Advised 2018 500
California Council of Land Trusts CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Save the Redwoods League CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Community Initiatives CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of Dartmouth College NH Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000,000
Hawaiian Humane Society HI Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation Inc MA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 5,271,150

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Knowledgeworks Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300,000
The General Hospital Corporation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Archbishop Mitty High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Redwood Forrest Foundation Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Accelerator for America United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Community Initiatives United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Institute of World Politics United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Jaipur Foot Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Nueva School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Kansas State University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Surfrider Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Vision to Learn United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International United States Donor Advised 2018 50,000
PAMS Foundation Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 1,580,950

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13110 records found.