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 America Animal Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500,000
YWAM Boston Inc N/A MA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
International Collaborative for Science Education and the En N/A MD United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
JA Worldwide Inc. N/A MA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,045
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Kamukama Foundation N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 679,042
Learn Platform, Inc. N/A NC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
826 Valencia San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Love and Second Chances Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Mar Timotheus Charitable Society N/A India Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Mission Asset Fund San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 9,000
Morrissey-Compton Educational Center San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Nantucket Historical Association N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
National District Attorneys Association N/A VA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 774,994
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
New Teacher Center N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Page SUM 3,088,581

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Silent Bot Deadly STEM Education Inc N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 -130,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Southern Oregon University Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Center for the Collaborative Classroom Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American Academy of Dermatology, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Children's Shelter of Hope Foundation N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Civil Rights Corps N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
St. Augustine's Episcopal Chapel N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 18,000
Art of Yoga Project Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
ColorOfChange.org Education Fund, Inc. Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 600,000
StarVista San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Bay Area Friendship Circle Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Costanoan Indian Research Inc N/A Other Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 3,247,200

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Cheyenne Mountain Zoological Society CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Christian Brothers Institute of California CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Coalition on Homelessness CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Asian Pacific Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Common Sense Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 800,000
Community School of Music & Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American Heart Association, Inc. TX Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The Barack Obama Foundation IL Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 4,750,000
The Health Trust CA Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Bard College NY Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 5,593,150

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Sempervirens Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Silent Bot Deadly STEM Education Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 -130,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Southern Oregon University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Center for the Collaborative Classroom United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American Academy of Dermatology, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Children's Shelter of Hope Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Civil Rights Corps United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
St. Augustine's Episcopal Chapel United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 18,000
Art of Yoga Project United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
ColorOfChange.org Education Fund, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Community Initiatives United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 600,000
StarVista United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Sunnyvale Community Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Bay Area Friendship Circle United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Congregation Beth Am United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Costanoan Indian Research Inc United States Other Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 3,247,200

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13280 records found.