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)
American Overseas Memorial Day Association Foundation N/A VA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Association for Creatine Deficiencies N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2020 15,000
Pratham USA N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2020 500
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 35,000
Puente de la Costa Sur San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 500
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 8,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Buddhist Global Relief N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Roulette Intermedium, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 1,500
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 148,800
California Forward Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 400,000
Camp Kesem National N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 500
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 25,000
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2020 35,000
Page SUM 747,500

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Art of Yoga Project Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Auburn Theological Seminary N/A Religion Donor Advised 2020 20,000
Hidden Genius Project Alameda Education Donor Advised 2020 2,600
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A International Development Donor Advised 2020 25,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2020 100,000
Hope Ethiopia Inc San Mateo International Development Donor Advised 2020 10,800
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 50,000
A New Way of Life Reentry Project N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2020 40,000
University of Portland N/A Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Urban Justice Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 3,000
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. San Mateo International Development Donor Advised 2020 25,500
Wags and Walks N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2020 3,000
Western Rivers Conservancy N/A Environment Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Windrider Institute Inc N/A Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2020 15,000
Kara Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2020 3,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Young Mens Christian Association of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2020 250
LA-Mas Inc N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2020 30,000
Learning and Loving Education Center Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2020 12,800
Page SUM 370,150

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Veggielution CA Community Development Donor Advised 2020 15,000
House of Blues Music Forward Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 250,000
iCivics MA Education Donor Advised 2020 100,000
418 Project CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 3,080
VMI Foundation Incorporated VA Education Donor Advised 2020 4,000
WeHOPE CA Human Services Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Innocence Project, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2020 2,000
International Rescue Committee Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2020 20,000
Wilderness Society DC Environment Donor Advised 2020 5,000
World Assistance for Cambodia Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2020 12,684
Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters Association of Los Angeles CA Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Juilliard School NY Education Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 1,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2020 500
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2020 250
Living Through Giving Foundation CA Food Security Donor Advised 2020 100,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 20,000
Martha's Kitchen CA Food Security Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2020 200
Page SUM 547,914

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14298 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Art of Yoga Project United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Auburn Theological Seminary United States Religion Donor Advised 2020 20,000
Hidden Genius Project United States Education Donor Advised 2020 2,600
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2020 25,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2020 100,000
Hope Ethiopia Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2020 10,800
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 50,000
A New Way of Life Reentry Project United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2020 40,000
University of Portland United States Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Urban Justice Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 3,000
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2020 25,500
Wags and Walks United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2020 3,000
Western Rivers Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Windrider Institute Inc United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2020 15,000
Kara United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 3,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Young Mens Christian Association of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 250
LA-Mas Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2020 30,000
Learning and Loving Education Center United States Education Donor Advised 2020 12,800
Page SUM 370,150

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14797 records found.