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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Canine Companions for Independence Sonoma CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Town Cats of Morgan Hill Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Adas Cafe Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California Sonoma CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Moreau Catholic High School Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 55,950
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Olive Hyde Art Guild, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
California College of the Arts Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 800
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,000
East Bay Agency for Children Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Junipero Serra High School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano CT United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -113
Narrative Magazine Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 5,690,337

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Canine Companions for Independence Sonoma Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Town Cats of Morgan Hill Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Adas Cafe Santa Clara Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California Sonoma Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Moreau Catholic High School Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 55,950
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Olive Hyde Art Guild, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
California College of the Arts Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2018 800
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,000
East Bay Agency for Children Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Junipero Serra High School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 -113
Narrative Magazine Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 5,690,337

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Parkinson's Institute CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Cancer Commons CA Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Heart of the Valley Services for Seniors Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 250
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
HIAS and Council Migration Service of Philadelphia PA Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Mercado Global, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jumpstart for Young Children Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Conspiracy of Beards CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
United We Dream Network, Inc. DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,250
The Oakland Public Education Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Story of Stuff Project CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust USA Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Paws Helping People, Inc. CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 384,450

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Japanese American Museum of San Jose United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Synapse School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Water Watch of Oregon United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
St. Andrews Episcopal School, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Supporting Initiatives to Redistribute Unused Medicine-Sirum United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Common Sense Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Excellence in Education Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jameson Animal Rescue Ranch United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Harlem Children's Zone Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Amnesty International of the USA Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sturge Presbyterian Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Outward Bound California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Joseph Carmelite Monastery United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tides Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 2,111,100

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13110 records found.