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)
Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A England Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 231,677
Little Brothers - Friends of the Elderly San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Redwood City Friends of Literacy San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Truckee Roundhouse N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Dia Center for the Arts, Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 250
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Caring Choices Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Alum Rock Counseling Center Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 9,000
West Edge Opera Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Sequoia High School Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wags and Walks N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
University of Maryland College Park Foundation Inc N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
American Immigration Council N/A PA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 786,027

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 231,677
Little Brothers - Friends of the Elderly San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Redwood City Friends of Literacy San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Truckee Roundhouse N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Dia Center for the Arts, Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2018 250
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Caring Choices Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Alum Rock Counseling Center Inc Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 9,000
West Edge Opera Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Sequoia High School Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wags and Walks N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
University of Maryland College Park Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
American Immigration Council N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
San Diego Youth Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vascular Cures CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
United States Catholic Conference CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Dove Project WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ocean Conservancy Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Innocence Project, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Paws Chicago CA Other Donor Advised 2018 3,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
National Tropical Botanical Garden HI Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services TX International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cupertino Historical Society, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fresh Approach CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Uptown Baptist Church IL Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Tabitha USA, Inc. PA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -10,000
Park Avenue Synagogue Inc NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 36,000
American Society for the Protection of Nature Israel Inc NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Impact Experience Institute CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
University of Wisconsin Foundation WI General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 470,450

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals England Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 231,677
Little Brothers - Friends of the Elderly United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Redwood City Friends of Literacy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Truckee Roundhouse United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Dia Center for the Arts, Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm United States Other Donor Advised 2018 250
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Caring Choices Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Alum Rock Counseling Center Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 9,000
West Edge Opera United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Sequoia High School Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wags and Walks United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
University of Maryland College Park Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
American Immigration Council United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 786,027

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13110 records found.