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)
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
GreenLight Fund Inc Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Florida Foundation Inc N/A FL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -25,500
Gbowee Peace Foundation Africa-USA N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
George Mark Children's Fund Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,499
International Myeloma Foundation N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Charlie's Acres N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
National Disaster Search Dog Foundation Inc N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Mercy Corps N/A OR United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Academy for Social Purpose in Responsible Entertainment N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Nuru International N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Unbound N/A MO United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Legal Aid Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,750
The STAR Center Foundation N/A CO United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Project H Design Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Every1 Can Work Marin VA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Squashdrive Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,255,499

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
GreenLight Fund Inc Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Florida Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 -25,500
Gbowee Peace Foundation Africa-USA N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
George Mark Children's Fund Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 1,499
International Myeloma Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Charlie's Acres N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
National Disaster Search Dog Foundation Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Mercy Corps N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Academy for Social Purpose in Responsible Entertainment N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Nuru International N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Unbound N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Legal Aid Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,750
The STAR Center Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Project H Design Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Every1 Can Work Marin Other Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Squashdrive Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,255,499

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Oxfam-America, Inc. MA International Development Donor Advised 2018 380
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Monmouth Medical Center Foundation Inc NJ Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Bring Me A Book Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Chung Wah Academy of New England Inc. MA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Millennium School of San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Bay Area Gardeners Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Bhutan Foundation DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Save the Bay CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Almaden Neighborhood Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Morris Animal Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jameson Animal Rescue Ranch CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
ACLU Foundation of Southern California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
The Samburu Project Inc CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Page SUM 229,780

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
GreenLight Fund Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Florida Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -25,500
Gbowee Peace Foundation Africa-USA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
George Mark Children's Fund United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,499
International Myeloma Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Charlie's Acres United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
National Disaster Search Dog Foundation Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Mercy Corps United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Academy for Social Purpose in Responsible Entertainment United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Nuru International United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Unbound United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Children's Health Council, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Legal Aid United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,750
The STAR Center Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Project H Design United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Every1 Can Work United States Other Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Squashdrive United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,255,499

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13110 records found.