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)
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Conservation Colorado Education Fund N/A CO United States Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Able Works San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
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
Science from Scientists N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
Page SUM 826,860

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Conservation Colorado Education Fund N/A Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Able Works San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
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
Science from Scientists N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
Page SUM 826,860

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Migration Policy Institute DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,850
Elephants of Africa Rescue Society Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750
Equal Justice Initiative AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 900
San Francisco Unified School District CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Ice911 Research Corporation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The UCLA Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
International Center for Journalists Inc. DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Youth Wellness CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,150
Massachusetts Institute of Technology MA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Positivity Project NC Education Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Utah Film Center UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
New America Foundation DC Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Video Volunteers CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Friends of Indian River County Library Inc FL Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 2,483,550

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Conservation Colorado Education Fund United States Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Able Works United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
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
Science from Scientists United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
Page SUM 826,860

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13110 records found.