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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
International Documentary Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Institute for Educational Advancement N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pinkerton Academy N/A NH United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Commonweal Conservancy Inc N/A NM United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
League of Women Voters of California Education Fund N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
KIPP Valiant Community Prep N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lloyd EcoDistrict N/A OR United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Inc. N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Shotgun Players Inc Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Sundance Institute N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 65,000
Strides for Life Colon Cancer Foundation San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
uAspire Inc Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Full Circle Fund Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Best Friends Animal Society N/A UT United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Nepal Youth Foundation Marin CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Compass Family Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 165,500

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
MSI-US N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Kiss the Ground N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of Information Technology and Management N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Dogma Animal Rescue Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Franciscan Monastery of St Clare N/A Religion Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Jewish Records Indexing-Poland N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cal-Wood Education Center N/A Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Growing Gardens N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Outreach United Resource Center Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Resource Central N/A Environment Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Thorne Ecological Institute N/A Environment Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
United Way of the Columbia-Willamette N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 8,700
International Documentary Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of Zurich N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Truckee Church of the Mountains United Methodist Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Society of the Sacred Heart United States Province N/A Religion/Spirituality Donor Advised 2018 250
FodevareBanken Denmark N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Wichita Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 170,950

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Online Giving Foundation Inc PA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 101,790
Lost Paws Rescue of Texas TX Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Magical Bridge Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Eye to Eye, Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Austin Film Society TX Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
African Wildlife Foundation DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Regional Transit CA Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 21,000
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Arts Council Santa Cruz County CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California CA Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Indivisible Civics Inc DC Other Donor Advised 2018 200
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Prospect Silicon Valley CA Community Improvement Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Medha Corp MA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Coastal Watershed Council CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley CA Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 305,000
Millennium School of San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 769,490

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Institute for Educational Advancement United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pinkerton Academy United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Commonweal Conservancy Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
League of Women Voters of California Education Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
KIPP Valiant Community Prep United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lloyd EcoDistrict United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Shotgun Players Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Sundance Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 65,000
Strides for Life Colon Cancer Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
uAspire Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Sustainable Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Full Circle Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Best Friends Animal Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Nepal Youth Foundation United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Compass Family Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 165,500

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13110 records found.