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)
International Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 25,000
The Harmony Project N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Townsend K-12 Schools N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
San Francisco Jewish Film Festival San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
California Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 725
Anti-Defamation League N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 400
San Jose News Bureau N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Save the Redwoods League San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Caminar San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Caring Choices Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Universiteit Utrecht N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 6,000
University of Gdansk N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 38,250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Servant Partners, Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Unlock Tomorrow N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Victory Ranch Inc N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 288,875

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Teach Plus Incorporated MA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The UCLA Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Mission High Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Mountain Association for Community Economic Development Inc KY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 30,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Protestant Episcopal High School in Virginia VA Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Rainforest Action Network CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
National Multiple Sclerosis Society NY Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley CA Education Donor Advised 2019 170,000
Rethink Charity CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Niroga Institute CA Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Oasis Legal Services CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 27,000
Samaritan House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Operation Helmet Incorporated TX Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Pacifica Foundation Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Mateo County Historical Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 300
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Page SUM 1,168,750

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
International Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 25,000
The Harmony Project United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
The Trust for Hidden Villa United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Townsend K-12 Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
San Francisco Jewish Film Festival United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
California Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 725
Anti-Defamation League United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
United Methodist Church of Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 400
San Jose News Bureau United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Save the Redwoods League United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Caminar United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Caring Choices Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Universiteit Utrecht Netherlands Education Donor Advised 2019 6,000
University of Gdansk Poland Education Donor Advised 2019 38,250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Servant Partners, Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Unlock Tomorrow United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Victory Ranch Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 288,875

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13280 records found.