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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Mercy Corps N/A OR United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Secular Student Alliance N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Future Talent of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 750
Dalai Lama Center for Peace and Education N/A BC Canada Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Digital Asia Hub N/A Hong Kong Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Elephants of Africa Rescue Society Inc N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Amplifier Foundation N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Museum of American Heritage Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona N/A AZ United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Santa Barbara Sheng Zhen Society N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Global Fund For Women, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 600,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Homeless Garden Project N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, Inc. N/A DC United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,583,250

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Mercy Corps N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Secular Student Alliance N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Future Talent of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 750
Dalai Lama Center for Peace and Education N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Digital Asia Hub N/A Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Elephants of Africa Rescue Society Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Amplifier Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Museum of American Heritage Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Santa Barbara Sheng Zhen Society N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Global Fund For Women, Inc. San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 600,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Homeless Garden Project N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,583,250

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
KAM Family Foundation CA Other Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Charity: Water NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Madeira School Inc VA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Epic Transitions CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Holy Spirit School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Ministries in Higher Education at Purdue University IN Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Battery Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
New Creation Home Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Square Peg Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Nueva School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Greenlining Institute CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Center for Science in the Public Interest DC Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Swarthmore College PA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Genesys Works Bay Area CA Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Education Trust CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Compass Family Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
1000 Friends of Oregon OR Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 1,332,950

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Mercy Corps United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Secular Student Alliance United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Future Talent of Silicon Valley United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 750
Dalai Lama Center for Peace and Education Canada Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Digital Asia Hub Hong Kong Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Elephants of Africa Rescue Society Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Amplifier Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Museum of American Heritage United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Santa Barbara Sheng Zhen Society United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Global Fund For Women, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 600,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Homeless Garden Project United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,583,250

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13110 records found.