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)
Wild Cat Education & Conservation Fund Sonoma CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 200
Woodside Community Foundation San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Homes for Our Troops Inc N/A MA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Humane Society International India N/A India Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,039,124
YWAM Boston Inc N/A MA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
International Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Jackson Hole Classical School, Inc. N/A WY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 145,000
La Luz Center Sonoma CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Learning Accelerator N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2019 450,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
March for Our Lives Foundation N/A FL United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 500
Love Welcomes LLC N/A TN United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Mission Aviation Fellowship N/A ID United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Page SUM 2,378,574

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Wild Cat Education & Conservation Fund Sonoma Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 200
Woodside Community Foundation San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Homes for Our Troops Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Humane Society International India N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,039,124
YWAM Boston Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
International Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Jackson Hole Classical School, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 145,000
La Luz Center Sonoma Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Learning Accelerator N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 450,000
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
March for Our Lives Foundation N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 500
Love Welcomes LLC N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Mission Aviation Fellowship N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Page SUM 2,378,574

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
New America Foundation DC Sciences Donor Advised 2019 100,000
OC International, Inc. CO Religion Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Bolinas Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Palliative & Supportive Care of Nantucket Foundation, Inc. MA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Calaveras Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Partnership for Los Angeles Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2019 18,700
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Peter G Peterson Institute for International Economics DC Sciences Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Portola Valley Schools Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Prison University Project, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Reading Results OR General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Sacred Heart Community Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Santa Clara City Library Foundation and Friends CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 800
Sierra Health Foundation Ctr for Health Program Management CA Health Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Sobrato Early Academic Language Program CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 763,000

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Wild Cat Education & Conservation Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 200
Woodside Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Homes for Our Troops Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Humane Society International India India Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,039,124
YWAM Boston Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
International Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Jackson Hole Classical School, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 145,000
La Luz Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Learning Accelerator United States Education Donor Advised 2019 450,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
March for Our Lives Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 500
Love Welcomes LLC United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Mission Aviation Fellowship United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Page SUM 2,378,574

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13280 records found.