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)
Caminar San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Douglas Mendel Cambodian Relief Fund N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 250
St. Matthias Catholic Church Community San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Swarthmore College N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Square Peg Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Terra Nova Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
The Exploratorium San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
The National Association for Urban Debate Leagues N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
The Salvation Army Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Elkhorn Slough Foundation N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The US Climate Action Network N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Ethiopia Reads N/A MN United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Farm Sanctuary, Inc. N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Foundation for Sustainable Rule of Law Initiatives San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Friends of the Earth N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
United States Olympic Committee N/A CO United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Gathering for Women - Monterey N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 218,650

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Caminar San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Douglas Mendel Cambodian Relief Fund N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 250
St. Matthias Catholic Church Community San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Swarthmore College N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Square Peg Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Terra Nova Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
The Exploratorium San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
The National Association for Urban Debate Leagues N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
The Salvation Army Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Elkhorn Slough Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The US Climate Action Network N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Ethiopia Reads N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Farm Sanctuary, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Foundation for Sustainable Rule of Law Initiatives San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Friends of the Earth N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
United States Olympic Committee N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Gathering for Women - Monterey N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 218,650

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Gay Pride Celebration Committee of San Jose CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Women in Film CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
WQED Multimedia PA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Healthy Kids Brighter Future Incorporated ME Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Human Rights Watch, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Impact Justice CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 4,000,000
Intermuseum Conservation Association OH Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Jackson County Child Abuse Task Force OR Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,600
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Kansas University Endowment Association KS Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 725
Lalafofofo CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo Co CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Lincoln Law School of San Jose CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Marine Toys for Tots Foundation VA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 5,169,475

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Caminar United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Community School of Music & Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Douglas Mendel Cambodian Relief Fund United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 250
St. Matthias Catholic Church Community United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Swarthmore College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Square Peg Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Terra Nova Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
The Exploratorium United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
The National Association for Urban Debate Leagues United States Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
The Salvation Army United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Elkhorn Slough Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The US Climate Action Network United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Ethiopia Reads United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Farm Sanctuary, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Foundation for Sustainable Rule of Law Initiatives United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Friends of the Earth United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
United States Olympic Committee United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Gathering for Women - Monterey United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 218,650

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13280 records found.