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)
Humane Society of the United States N/A DC United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 5,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 10,000
University of Montana Foundation N/A MT United States Education Donor Advised 2020 10,000
In Media Res N/A VA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 107,957
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Upward Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 500
Victory Junction Gang Camp Inc N/A NC United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 3,000
Voter Registration Project N/A DC United States Other Donor Advised 2020 300,000
IsraAID US Inc Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Jewish National Fund -Keren Kayemeth Leisrael- Inc N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 5,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 1,000
William J. Brennan Jr. Center for Justice, Inc. N/A NY United States Sciences Donor Advised 2020 20,000
Kainos Home & Training Center for the Developmentally Disabl San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 500
World Central Kitchen Incorporated N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 500,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 5,000
La Union Del Pueblo Entero N/A TX United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 100,000
Lymphangiomatosis & Gorham's Disease Alliance, Inc N/A FL United States Health Donor Advised 2020 450,000
Mathematical Association of America Incorporated N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2020 1,359
Midland School Corporation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Page SUM 1,527,816

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Meals on Wheels America N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2020 2,500
Mills College Alameda Education Donor Advised 2020 3,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Multiplier Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2020 125,005
NAMI San Mateo County San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2020 2,500
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2020 125,000
New Georgia Project Incorporated N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 25,000
North Beach Citizens San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2020 1,000
African American Policy Forum N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 20,000
Occidental College N/A Education Donor Advised 2020 2,500
OneSky Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2020 15,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2020 9,400
ALS Cure Project Inc Alameda Other Donor Advised 2020 130,478
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 500
Accelerate Change Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 1,000
American Indian College Fund N/A Education Donor Advised 2020 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Page SUM 494,383

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14797 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Felidae Conservation Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2020 4,000
Food Bank for New York City NY Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2020 10,000
The Health Trust CA Health Donor Advised 2020 5,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 300
The Trevor Project, Inc. CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 500
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 96,627
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Gates Philanthropy Partners WA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 5,000,000
Give2Asia CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto CA Religion Donor Advised 2020 690
Glut1 Deficiency Foundation Inc KY Health Donor Advised 2020 15,000
GreenLight Fund Inc MA Community Development Donor Advised 2020 10,000
United Way of the Bay Area CA Human Services Donor Advised 2020 10,000
University of Chicago IL Education Donor Advised 2020 4,000
Harlem School of the Arts, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Hillsborough Beautification Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2020 3,000
University of Washington Foundation WA Education Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Vedanta Society of the City of New York NY Community Development Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Hospital for Special Surgery Fund, Inc. NY Health Donor Advised 2020 100,000
Page SUM 5,298,117

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14298 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Meals on Wheels America United States Food Security Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2020 2,500
Mills College United States Education Donor Advised 2020 3,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Multiplier United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 125,005
NAMI San Mateo County United States Health Donor Advised 2020 2,500
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 125,000
New Georgia Project Incorporated United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 25,000
North Beach Citizens United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 1,000
African American Policy Forum United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 20,000
Occidental College United States Education Donor Advised 2020 2,500
OneSky United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 15,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2020 9,400
ALS Cure Project Inc United States Other Donor Advised 2020 130,478
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Peninsula Bridge Program United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 500
Accelerate Change Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 1,000
American Indian College Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2020 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Page SUM 494,383

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14797 records found.