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.

Grantee Bay Area County State Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Dogma Animal Rescue Inc. N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Morgan Autism Center Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank N/A WA United States Human Services 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
Kind, Inc. N/A DC United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Water Wells for Africa N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 30,074
Greater Horizons N/A MO United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 268,134
Resonate Church Alameda CA United States Religion/Spirituality Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
CALmatters N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Asylum Welcome N/A England International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Jewish Community Center San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KTK-Belt, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Ustatshakirt Plus Public Foundation N/A Kyrgyzstan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Oasis Legal Services Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
GroundTruth Project, Inc. N/A MA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Dogma Animal Rescue Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Morgan Autism Center Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kind, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Water Wells for Africa N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 30,074
Greater Horizons N/A Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 268,134
Resonate Church Alameda Religion/Spirituality Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
CALmatters N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Asylum Welcome N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Jewish Community Center San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KTK-Belt, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Ustatshakirt Plus Public Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Oasis Legal Services Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
GroundTruth Project, Inc. N/A Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
El Camino Hospital Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Fund For Educational Excellence Inc. MD Education Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Cross Pointe, the Church at Gwinnett Center, Inc. GA Religion Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Sierra Watch CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
South Evangelical Presbyterian Fellowship CO Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
United States Olympic Committee CO Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
The UCLA Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Silicon Valley Creates CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Women Make Movies NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Represent.Us Education Fund MA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole WY Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
The Four-Eighteen Project CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Kansas University Endowment Association KS Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Scripted, Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jeanne Geiger Crisis Center Inc MA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Dogma Animal Rescue Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Morgan Autism Center United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kind, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Water Wells for Africa United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 30,074
Greater Horizons United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 268,134
Resonate Church United States Religion/Spirituality Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
CALmatters United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Asylum Welcome England International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Jewish Community Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KTK-Belt, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Ustatshakirt Plus Public Foundation Kyrgyzstan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Oasis Legal Services United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
GroundTruth Project, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 586,658

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13110 records found.