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.

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
International Rescue Committee, Inc. MN International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Dominican Sisters of Peace Inc OH Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
New Community Church CA Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Encounter Programs Incorporated NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Association of Washington Generals WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 12,068
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
National Park Foundation MD Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Sierra Nevada Journeys NV Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Today's Youth Matter CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas West Midwest Community Inc NE Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Caminar CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Race Swami UT Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Francis High School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation PA Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
The Environmental Justice Coalition for Water CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Khan Academy Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois United States Education Donor Advised 2018 105,000
Charite - Universitaetsmedizin Berlin Germany Education Donor Advised 2018 210,507
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Park Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
San Francisco Friends School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
From the Heart Productions Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Heifer Project International United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Tabard Theatre Company United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Pacific Vision Foundation Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 -500,000
American Jewish World Service, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Upward Scholars United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Ravenswood Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Savannah College of Art and Design United States Education Donor Advised 2018 37,500
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Teen Success, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur California Province United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
The Nature Conservancy of California United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 36,000
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