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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
American Friends of Neve Shalom/Wahat Al-Salam N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
PAWSitively Cats N/A AZ United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Parisi House on the Hill, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Partners in Health N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Maryland College Park Foundation Inc N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Recovery Cafe San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Henry E Huntington Library & Art Gallery N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 141,000
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Dancers Group San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Notre Dame Preparatory School and Marist Academy N/A MI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
International Documentary Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Lutheran Church in America N/A NV United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000
St. Catherine of Siena Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Muttville San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Cougar Robotics, Inc N/A KS United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 299,450

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Alameda County Arts Commission Alameda Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Bolinas Community, Inc. N/A Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 5,763
Team Rubicon N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Drug Policy Alliance N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 -40,033
International Council on Monuments and Sites N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 95,000
Foundation of the University at Presque Isle N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Siskiyou Food Assistance Corporation N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Verified Voting Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,500
The Young Center for Immigrant Childrens Rights N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Patrick's Seminary San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
FUSE Corps San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ace Charter School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,500
Envision Education, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
PFLAG Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 85,000
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
WeHOPE Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,212,730

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Find Your Light Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
ActionAid USA DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 292
Central American Resource Center Carecen of Northern Califor CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
42nd Street Moon CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Johns Hopkins University MD Education Donor Advised 2018 1,200,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Girls To Women CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Trek Medics International Inc CT Other Donor Advised 2018 100,000
5280 High School CO Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Cooperate Inc NY Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Downtown Streets, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 443,520
American Morgan Horse Educational Charitable Trust VT Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kristi Yamaguchi's Always Dream Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Literate Nation Us CA Education Donor Advised 2018 -500
Gathering 4 Gardner Inc MI Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Jack Vasel Memorial Fund Limited IN Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
University of Nevada Reno Foundation NV Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 2,053,712

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
American Friends of Neve Shalom/Wahat Al-Salam United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
PAWSitively Cats United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Parisi House on the Hill, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Partners in Health United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Maryland College Park Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Recovery Cafe San Jose United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Henry E Huntington Library & Art Gallery United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 141,000
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Dancers Group United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Notre Dame Preparatory School and Marist Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Lutheran Church in America United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
College Track United States Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000
St. Catherine of Siena Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Muttville United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Cougar Robotics, Inc United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 299,450

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13110 records found.