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)
Kathleen Ann McClenahan Foundation Inc N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
The International Institute of The Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
CorpsAfrica N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Community Foundation of Ottawa N/A ON Canada General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 204,000
Community Access to the Arts, Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
EL Education Inc N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Boys & Girls Club of America N/A GA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
DogTag Bakery, Inc. N/A DC United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Defy Ventures Inc N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,625
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
MomsRising Education Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Partners in Health N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Maryland College Park Foundation Inc N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 2,366,125

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Kathleen Ann McClenahan Foundation Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
The International Institute of The Bay Area San Francisco Immigration Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
CorpsAfrica N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Community Foundation of Ottawa N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 204,000
Community Access to the Arts, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
EL Education Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Boys & Girls Club of America N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
DogTag Bakery, Inc. N/A Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Defy Ventures Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,625
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
MomsRising Education Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Partners in Health N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Maryland College Park Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 2,366,125

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Washington University MO Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
uAspire Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
HandsOn Bay Area CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
NEO Philanthropy Inc NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Galapagos Conservancy Inc. VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Habitat for Humanity International, Inc. GA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Vassar College NY Education Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Hunter College Foundation, Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Citizens For Conservation Inc IL Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Shakespeare CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Health Trust CA Health Donor Advised 2018 40,000
La Cocina Inc. CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sundance Institute UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,600
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Page SUM 264,900

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Kathleen Ann McClenahan Foundation Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
The International Institute of The Bay Area United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
CorpsAfrica United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Community Foundation of Ottawa Canada General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 204,000
Community Access to the Arts, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
EL Education Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Boys & Girls Club of America United States Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
DogTag Bakery, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Defy Ventures Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,625
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
MomsRising Education Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Partners in Health United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Maryland College Park Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 2,366,125

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13110 records found.