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)
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano CT United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 7,000
New York Public Radio N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Innovate Public Schools Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The Rare Cancer Research Foundation N/A NC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 249,600
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
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
Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,625
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Diocese of Central Florida Inc N/A FL United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Giveteens20 Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
10,000 Degrees Marin CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 2,927,225

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Donor Advised 2018 7,000
New York Public Radio N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Innovate Public Schools Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The Rare Cancer Research Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 249,600
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
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
Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,625
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Diocese of Central Florida Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Giveteens20 Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
10,000 Degrees Marin Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 2,927,225

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Providence Community Health Foundation OR Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Village Harvest Corporation CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,300
Union Station Homeless Services CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System CA Health Donor Advised 2018 -81,532
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 150,000
The San Jose Public Library Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of the Palo Alto High School Library CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Teach for America, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Breathe California of Sacramento Emigrant Trails CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Charter Fund Inc CO Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000,000
Mindful Birthing and Parenting Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Contemplative Outreach Ltd NJ Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Washington University MO Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Jewish Records Indexing-Poland NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center MD Health Donor Advised 2018 55,000
Colorado College TH CO Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 35,335,668

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Save the Children Federation Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 7,000
New York Public Radio United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Innovate Public Schools United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The Rare Cancer Research Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 249,600
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
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
Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,625
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Diocese of Central Florida Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Giveteens20 United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
10,000 Degrees United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 2,927,225

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13110 records found.