Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

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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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Erromango Cultural Association N/A Vanuatu Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 18,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Karma Cat Rescue Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Fuller Theological Seminary N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies N/A Germany International Development Donor Advised 2019 97,394
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 483
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Global Livingston Institute N/A CO United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 6,850
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Mercy for Animals N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 4,708,000
MK Level Playing Field Institute Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Mounted Patrol of San Mateo County Foundation San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Alameda Elementary School N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Nature Conservancy N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
NumFOCUS Inc N/A TX United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 141,000
Arthritis Foundation, Inc. N/A GA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 5,333,177

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Erromango Cultural Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 18,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Karma Cat Rescue Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Fuller Theological Seminary N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 500
GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 97,394
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 483
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Global Livingston Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 6,850
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Mercy for Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 4,708,000
MK Level Playing Field Institute Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Mounted Patrol of San Mateo County Foundation San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Alameda Elementary School N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Nature Conservancy N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
NumFOCUS Inc N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 141,000
Arthritis Foundation, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 5,333,177

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
American Indian Child Resource Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,750
Worcester Polytechnic Institute MA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Creative Center of Los Altos CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Environment California Research & Policy Center, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Day School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Global Distribution Fund, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Grassroots Ecology CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Life Learning Academy CA Education Donor Advised 2019 460
Loomis Basin Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Hebrew Free Loan Association of San Francisco CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 18,000
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
LYTE Collective IL Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Matriculate Inc NY Human Services Donor Advised 2019 6,850
Homeless Garden Project CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Mid-Peninsula Education Center Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Monterey Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 1,121,260

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Erromango Cultural Association Vanuatu Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 18,000
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Karma Cat Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Fuller Theological Seminary United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies Germany International Development Donor Advised 2019 97,394
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 483
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Global Livingston Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 6,850
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Marine Mammal Center United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 4,708,000
MK Level Playing Field Institute United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Mounted Patrol of San Mateo County Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Alameda Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Nature Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
NumFOCUS Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 141,000
Arthritis Foundation, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 5,333,177

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13280 records found.