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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Junior League of Monterey Co Inc N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Love and Second Chances Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Denison University N/A OH United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
BlackFem Inc N/A KY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Grand Teton National Park Foundation N/A WY United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 25,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation N/A IL United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Bend the Arc-A Jewish Partnership for Justice N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 300
There With Care of the Bay Area San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
New Schools Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Center for Democracy and Technology N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 374,500

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Junior League of Monterey Co Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Love and Second Chances Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Denison University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
BlackFem Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Grand Teton National Park Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 25,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Bend the Arc-A Jewish Partnership for Justice N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 300
There With Care of the Bay Area San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
New Schools Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Center for Democracy and Technology N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 374,500

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Mochaa Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
La Jolla Music Society CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Learning Accelerator NJ Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Melanoma Research Alliance Foundation DC Health Donor Advised 2019 225,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Mullen Hall Parent Teacher Organization PTO MA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
National Association for Children of Alcoholics MD Health Donor Advised 2019 250
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Faith in The Valley CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 54,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Gulf of Maine Research Institute ME Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Heading Home Animal Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
United Way of the Bay Area CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bay Area CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
University of Washington Foundation WA Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Office of the Appellate Defender, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 544,250

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Junior League of Monterey Co Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
KIPP Bay Area Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Love and Second Chances United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Denison University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
BlackFem Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Grand Teton National Park Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 25,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Bend the Arc-A Jewish Partnership for Justice United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 300
There With Care of the Bay Area United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
New Schools Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Center for Democracy and Technology United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 374,500

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13280 records found.