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)
The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust USA Inc N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Rotary Club of Ashland Lithia Springs Foundation N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Progressive Animal Welfare Society Inc N/A WA United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Catholic Charities of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 21,500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
New America Foundation N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Chicken & Egg Pictures Inc. N/A NY United States Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
World Learning, Inc. N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Alliance of Local Communities in Hardship Areas (ALCHA) N/A Kenya Environment Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Gathering for Women - Monterey N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Lincoln Training Center & Rehabilitation Workshop N/A CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,500
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust USA Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Rotary Club of Ashland Lithia Springs Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Progressive Animal Welfare Society Inc N/A Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Catholic Charities of San Jose Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 21,500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
New America Foundation N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Chicken & Egg Pictures Inc. N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
World Learning, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Alliance of Local Communities in Hardship Areas (ALCHA) N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Gathering for Women - Monterey N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Lincoln Training Center & Rehabilitation Workshop N/A Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,500
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust USA Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Rotary Club of Ashland Lithia Springs Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Progressive Animal Welfare Society Inc United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Catholic Charities of San Jose United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 21,500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
New America Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Chicken & Egg Pictures Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
World Learning, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Pursuit of Excellence United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Alliance of Local Communities in Hardship Areas (ALCHA) Kenya Environment Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Gathering for Women - Monterey United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Lincoln Training Center & Rehabilitation Workshop United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,500
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13110 records found.