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)
Pets in Need Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Bus Barn Stage Company A California Non-Profit Public Benefi Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Centre for Effective Altruism N/A England General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 530,424
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Rescue-Freedom Project N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American Immigration Council N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
GivePower Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 7,000
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Escuela Xochitl Tonatiuh Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 26,000
Utah Film Center N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
EducationSuperHighway San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 4,000,000
Wings Learning Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 4,500
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250
Caminar San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Santa Barbara Museum of Art N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 4,867
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Magical Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Page SUM 4,921,541

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Pets in Need Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Bus Barn Stage Company A California Non-Profit Public Benefi Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Centre for Effective Altruism N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 530,424
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Rescue-Freedom Project N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American Immigration Council N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
GivePower Foundation San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 7,000
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Escuela Xochitl Tonatiuh Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 26,000
Utah Film Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
EducationSuperHighway San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 4,000,000
Wings Learning Center Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 4,500
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250
Caminar San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Santa Barbara Museum of Art N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 4,867
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Magical Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Page SUM 4,921,541

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Food for Thought CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Luna Kids Dance, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Regents of the University of Michigan MI Education Donor Advised 2019 -244
Roca, Inc. MA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
418 Project CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Sunday Assembly Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Alley Cat Allies Incorporated DC Other Donor Advised 2019 500
Montalvo Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Agapao Inc GA International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Kansas Athletics Incorporated KS Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Oakland Public Education Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 10,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
East Bay Agency for Children CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
The Art of Problem Solving Foundation NY Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Page SUM 337,756

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Bus Barn Stage Company A California Non-Profit Public Benefi United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Centre for Effective Altruism England General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 530,424
San Jose Museum of Art Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Rescue-Freedom Project United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American Immigration Council United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
GivePower Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 7,000
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Escuela Xochitl Tonatiuh Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 26,000
Utah Film Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
EducationSuperHighway United States Education Donor Advised 2019 4,000,000
Wings Learning Center Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 4,500
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250
Caminar United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Santa Barbara Museum of Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 4,867
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Magical Bridge Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Page SUM 4,921,541

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13280 records found.