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)
Caravan To Class Marin CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 45,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Karma Cat Rescue Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 35,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The University of Texas at Austin N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of Children With Special Needs Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Young Men's Christian Association of Greater Seattle N/A WA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Kings Academy Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Camping & Education Foundation N/A OH United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Washington Foundation N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Delta Sigma Phi Foundation N/A IN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 1,988,300

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
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
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 -81,532
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fugees Family Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Page SUM 1,858,468

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Duke University NC Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital TN Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Animal Assisted Happiness, Inc. CA Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 3,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
Habitat for Humanity International Inc GA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Entrepreneurial Scotland Foundation USA DE General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Science from Scientists MA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Trustees of Dartmouth College NH Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Parkinson Foundation, Inc. FL Health Donor Advised 2018 250
The Father’s House International CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Town Cats of Morgan Hill CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Foundation of the Napa Valley CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,600
Clark University MA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Roy Gomm Elementary School NV Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Little Brothers - Friends of the Elderly CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
How Far Foundation Incorporated GA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Arizona Foundation AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Page SUM 1,232,025

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
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
Camping & Education Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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
Teach for America, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,943,800

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13110 records found.