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)
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000
St. Catherine of Siena Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Muttville San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Cougar Robotics, Inc N/A KS United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Alliance for Excellent Education, Inc. N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
El Concilio of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
National Parkinson Foundation, Inc. N/A FL United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
National Disaster Search Dog Foundation Inc N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Acumen Fund, Inc. N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Learning and Loving Education Center Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
The Student Conservation Association, Inc. N/A VA United States Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Generation Citizen Inc N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,793,550

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000
St. Catherine of Siena Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Muttville San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Cougar Robotics, Inc N/A Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Alliance for Excellent Education, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
El Concilio of San Mateo County San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
National Parkinson Foundation, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
National Disaster Search Dog Foundation Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Acumen Fund, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Learning and Loving Education Center Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
The Student Conservation Association, Inc. N/A Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Generation Citizen Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,793,550

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Seva Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Nuru International CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Aldea- The People's Justice Center PA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 115,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Teen Success, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Grace USA CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 44,000
Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Way of the Bay Area CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Ballet Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Nine Gates Programs, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
United States Squash Racquets Association Inc NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation Center CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Rabies Challenge Fund Charitable Trust CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 379,800

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
College Track United States Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000
St. Catherine of Siena Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Muttville United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Cougar Robotics, Inc United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Alliance for Excellent Education, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
El Concilio of San Mateo County United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
National Parkinson Foundation, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
National Disaster Search Dog Foundation Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Acumen Fund, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Learning and Loving Education Center United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
The Student Conservation Association, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Generation Citizen Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,793,550

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13110 records found.