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)
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Menlo Park Historical Association San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Michael J. Fox Foundation For Parkinson's Research N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Californians Against Waste Foundation N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Music in the Schools Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 45,000
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Georgetown Day School, Inc. N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 65,000
Global Fund For Women, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Healthier Kids Foundation Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 22,300
New Community Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Noora Health San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Community School of Music and Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Conservation International Foundation N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Climate Central, Inc. N/A NJ United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Committee to Protect Journalists, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,032,000
Home for Good Dog Rescue Inc N/A NJ United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 1,723,050

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Menlo Park Historical Association San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Michael J. Fox Foundation For Parkinson's Research N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Californians Against Waste Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Music in the Schools Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 45,000
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Georgetown Day School, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 65,000
Global Fund For Women, Inc. San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Healthier Kids Foundation Santa Clara County Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 22,300
New Community Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Noora Health San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Community School of Music and Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Conservation International Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Climate Central, Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Committee to Protect Journalists, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,032,000
Home for Good Dog Rescue Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 1,723,050

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Dogs for the Deaf, Inc. OR Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Jewish Community Relations Council Minnesota & the Dakotas MN Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Pine Street Inn, Inc. MA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 600
Planned Parenthood of the Columbia Willamette, Inc. OR Health Donor Advised 2019 400
EducationSuperHighway CA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,050,000
Prosperity Now DC Community Development Donor Advised 2019 23,700
First Unitarian Universalist Society of San Francisco CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 900
Leaders in Tech Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Ragazzi Boys Chorus CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Regents of the University of California CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Accountability Counsel CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250
Mahereza Nutrition and Health Center Inc CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Results for Development Institute, Inc. DC International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,605,398
Roots Community Health Center CA Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 7,082,998

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Menlo Park Historical Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Michael J. Fox Foundation For Parkinson's Research United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Californians Against Waste Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Music in the Schools Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 45,000
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Georgetown Day School, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 65,000
Global Fund For Women, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Healthier Kids Foundation Santa Clara County United States Health Donor Advised 2019 22,300
New Community Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Noora Health United States Health Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Community School of Music and Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Conservation International Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Climate Central, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Committee to Protect Journalists, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,032,000
Home for Good Dog Rescue Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 1,723,050

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13280 records found.