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)
Conservation Colorado Education Fund N/A CO United States Donor Advised 2018 50,000
MDRC N/A NY United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 600,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bat Conservation International, Inc. N/A TX United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The UCLA Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Valley Christian Schools Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Netherland-America Foundation Incorporated N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cancer Commons Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Jewish Community of Amherst Inc. N/A MA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 360
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Santa Barbara Education Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mercy for Animals N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Wagner Society of Northern California San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
IDEO.ORG N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 625
United Ministries in Higher Education at Purdue University N/A IN United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 819,985

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Conservation Colorado Education Fund N/A Donor Advised 2018 50,000
MDRC N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 600,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bat Conservation International, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The UCLA Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Valley Christian Schools Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Netherland-America Foundation Incorporated N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cancer Commons Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Jewish Community of Amherst Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 360
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Santa Barbara Education Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mercy for Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Wagner Society of Northern California San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
IDEO.ORG N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 625
United Ministries in Higher Education at Purdue University N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 819,985

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Bridge Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Crystal Springs Uplands School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Tides Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Woodside Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Environmental Traveling Companions CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bridges to Community Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Churchill Club CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Trustees of Columbia University in The City of New York NY Education Donor Advised 2018 325,000
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Notre Dame High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
BlinkNow Foundation a NJ Nonprofit Corporation NJ Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Environmental Traveling Companions CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Global Fund For Women, Inc. CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 4,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bard College NY Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jasper Ridge Farm CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 466,800

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Conservation Colorado Education Fund United States Donor Advised 2018 50,000
MDRC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 600,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bat Conservation International, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Valley Christian Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Netherland-America Foundation Incorporated United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cancer Commons United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Jewish Community of Amherst Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 360
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Santa Barbara Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Wagner Society of Northern California United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
IDEO.ORG United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 625
United Ministries in Higher Education at Purdue University United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 819,985

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13110 records found.