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 Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Literacy Pittsburgh N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 300
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
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 400,573
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
National Inventors Hall of Fame Inc N/A OH United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 9,500
Nature Conservancy N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
New York Institute of Technology N/A NY United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 24,228
NumFOCUS Inc N/A TX United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 141,000
One Mission Inc N/A MA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 6,000,000
Page SUM 11,594,784

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 400
Silicon Schools Fund, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Silicon Schools Fund, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 275
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Shotgun Players Inc Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Shotgun Players Inc Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Seva Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Self-eSTEM Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2019 14,663
Page SUM 1,050,438

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Yampa Valley Medical Center Foundation CO Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Yellowhammer Fund AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association of Greater Houston Area TX Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 40,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
Xavier Mission Inc. NY Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Yavneh Day School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Yellowstone Club Community Foundation MT General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association of Northern Middlesex Count CT Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Xavier University OH Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Yavneh Day School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Yellowstone Forever WY Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 400
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Xtreme Squash CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Year Up Inc MA Education Corporate Advised 2019 125,000
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 213,700

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Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 483
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Literacy Pittsburgh United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 300
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
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 400,573
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
National Inventors Hall of Fame Inc United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 9,500
Nature Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
New York Institute of Technology United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 24,228
NumFOCUS Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 141,000
One Mission Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy United States Health Donor Advised 2019 6,000,000
Page SUM 11,594,784

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13280 records found.