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)
Freedom's Shield N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Ace Charter School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 83,500
Compassion and Choices N/A NH United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Camp Glenwood N/A CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute N/A England Health Donor Advised 2018 499,926
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Partners in Health N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Pachamama Alliance San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Other Side Academy N/A UT United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Carnegie Mellon University N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 299
Friends of Indian River County Library Inc N/A FL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Abode Services Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Day School Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Miami-Dade College Foundation N/A FL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
New Friends New Life N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Charlie's Acres N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Terralingua N/A MI United States Arts & Culture 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 1,000
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 3,890,725

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Freedom's Shield N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Ace Charter School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 83,500
Compassion and Choices N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Camp Glenwood N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 499,926
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Partners in Health N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Pachamama Alliance San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Other Side Academy N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Carnegie Mellon University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 299
Friends of Indian River County Library Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Abode Services Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Day School Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Miami-Dade College Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
New Friends New Life N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Charlie's Acres N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Terralingua N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 3,890,725

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13110 records found.
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Lowell Slater Richardson Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Institute of Noetic Sciences United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The School Garden Project of Lane County United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bank of America Charitable Gift Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Real Hope for Haiti United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bay Area Gardeners Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Consultoría Técnica Comunitaria, A.C. Mexico Community Development Donor Advised 2018 36,000
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
HFF Charitable Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Orange Countys United Way United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Free Software Foundation Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Kamukama Foundation United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 509,550

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13110 records found.