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 Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values N/A MA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 550,000
Loved Twice Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
March of Dimes Inc. N/A GA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
The Living Desert N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 12,000
The Salvation Army N/A PA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Mental Health Association of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA N/A CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 7,500
The University Corporation San Francisco State San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Tidepool Project Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Mission Dolores Academy San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Mothers Against Drunk Driving Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
418 Project N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
America Achieves Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
American Federation of Teachers Educational Foundation N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Truckee Tahoe Community Foundation N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Napa Valley Vine Trail Coalition N/ANapa CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
National Forensic League N/A IA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 -25,000
Acres, Inc. N/A IN United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 40,312
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 976,812

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 3,445
Peoples Conservatory Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
PathLight International Inc Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Parent-Faculty-Student Organization Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 400
Parents of Universal Performers Inc Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2019 200
Partners Asia Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Park Day School Corporation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Partners in Oakland Education Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pacifica Foundation Inc Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pacifica Foundation Inc Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pacifica Foundation Inc Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Outdoor Afro Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,900
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment and Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment and Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2019 520
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development, Environment an Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development, Environment an Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2019 25,000
OneSky Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Open Heart Kitchen of Livermore Incorporated Alameda Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Page SUM 173,715

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution MA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
World Affairs Council of Northern California CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
World Literacy Crusade of Florida FL Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Corporate Advised 2019 500,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Woodside Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 -23,000
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
World Animal Protection NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,200,000
World Mission Christian Church CA Other Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Worldwatch Institute DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
William Jessup University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Wilson Disease Association NY Health Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
With Grace Foundation Inc CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Women Make Movies NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Womens International Network for Guatemalan Solutions Inc CO Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
William Marsh Rice University TX Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Wilson Volunteer Fire Department Association Inc WY Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 1,855,900

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Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 550,000
Loved Twice United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
March of Dimes Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
The Living Desert United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 12,000
The Salvation Army United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Mental Health Association of San Mateo County United States Health Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 7,500
The University Corporation San Francisco State United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Tidepool Project United States Health Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Mission Dolores Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Mothers Against Drunk Driving United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
418 Project United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
America Achieves Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
American Federation of Teachers Educational Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Truckee Tahoe Community Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Napa Valley Vine Trail Coalition United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
National Forensic League United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 -25,000
Acres, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 40,312
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 976,812

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13280 records found.