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)
Defenders of Wildlife N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bat Conservation International, Inc. N/A TX United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CityTeam Ministries San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Netherland-America Foundation Incorporated N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Foothill Conservancy TR 010196 N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Didtechnology Inc N/A GA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 425
Jewish Community of Amherst Inc. N/A MA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 360
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Oregon Humane Society N/A OR United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 350
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Francis High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mercy for Animals N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Chadeish Yameinu Inc N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 372
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
IDEO.ORG N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 625
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Defenders of Wildlife N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bat Conservation International, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CityTeam Ministries San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Netherland-America Foundation Incorporated N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Foothill Conservancy TR 010196 N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Didtechnology Inc N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 425
Jewish Community of Amherst Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 360
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Oregon Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 350
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Francis High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mercy for Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Chadeish Yameinu Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 372
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
IDEO.ORG N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 625
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13110 records found.
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Defenders of Wildlife United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bat Conservation International, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CityTeam Ministries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Netherland-America Foundation Incorporated United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Foothill Conservancy TR 010196 United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Didtechnology Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 425
Jewish Community of Amherst Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 360
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Oregon Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 350
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Francis High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Chadeish Yameinu Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 372
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
IDEO.ORG United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 625
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13110 records found.