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 Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Freedom Fwd San Francisco CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sky's the Limit Fund Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
There With Care of the Bay Area San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Enterprise for Youth San Francisco CA United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Project Open Hand San Francisco CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Caminar San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
WeHOPE Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Project HIRED Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 217,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Freedom Fwd San Francisco Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sky's the Limit Fund Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
There With Care of the Bay Area San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Enterprise for Youth San Francisco Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Project Open Hand San Francisco Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Caminar San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
WeHOPE Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Project HIRED Santa Clara Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 217,000

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Insight Meditation South Bay CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Washington Foundation WA Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Sri Sarveshwari Samooh CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Good Food Institute, Inc. DC Food Security Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Bowery Residents Committee, Inc. NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Center for Reproductive Rights Inc NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oakland Public Education Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,650,000
Operation Restoration LA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Alpha Sigma Nu, Inc. WI Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Tides Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -600,000
Impact Justice CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Muttville CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Archbishop Mitty High School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
One Child CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Georgetown University DC Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College MAH Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Resource Area For Teaching CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,712,000

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Terralingua United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pastoralist Integrated Support Programme Kenya Community Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Gordon Research Conferences United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 80,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Freedom's Shield United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of Oregon Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sovereign Order of St. John of Jerusalem Knights Hospitaller United States Other Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 17,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values United States Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Possible Dreams International Australia International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Omid Foundation USA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern Calif United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
New Schools for Baton Rouge United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,830,000
Page SUM 2,802,950

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13110 records found.