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)
The Hermitage Cat Shelter N/A AZ United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Chabad of Greater South Bay Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Association for Senior Day Health Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Southern Oregon University Foundation N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Woodside Village Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
American Studies Assn N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Ten Times Ten LLC N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Feminist Majority Foundation N/A VA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Francisco Park Conservancy San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ocean Conservancy Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ke Ali'I Pauahi Foundation N/A HI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Asilomar Microcomputer Workshop Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Amherst College Trustees N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 118,950

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Hermitage Cat Shelter N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Chabad of Greater South Bay Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Association for Senior Day Health Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Southern Oregon University Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Woodside Village Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
American Studies Assn N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Ten Times Ten LLC N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Feminist Majority Foundation N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Francisco Park Conservancy San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ocean Conservancy Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ke Ali'I Pauahi Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Asilomar Microcomputer Workshop Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Amherst College Trustees N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,588
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 179,317
Iowa State University Foundation IA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Uplift Family Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated MA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 350,000
CALmatters CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Puente de la Costa Sur CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
University of Vermont and State Agricultural College Foundat VT Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 800
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Indivisible Civic Engagement Inc DC Other Donor Advised 2018 500
American Federation of Teachers Educational Foundation DC Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Bamboo in the Wind CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Children of Haiti Enhancement Foundation Inc FL Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Gary Sinise Foundation CA Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Montana Land Reliance MT Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 2,115,880

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Hermitage Cat Shelter United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Chabad of Greater South Bay United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Association for Senior Day Health United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Southern Oregon University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Woodside Village Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
American Studies Assn United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Ten Times Ten LLC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Feminist Majority Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Francisco Park Conservancy United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ocean Conservancy Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ke Ali'I Pauahi Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Asilomar Microcomputer Workshop United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Across the Bridge Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Amherst College Trustees United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 118,950

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13110 records found.