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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
American Promise Inc Contra Costa MA United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Big Sur Land Trust N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
American Academy of Arts and Sciences N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Butte County Firefighters Burn and Benevolent Fund N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Kitchen Angels Inc N/A NM United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Autism Speaks, Inc. N/A NJ United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A OK United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Malaria Consortium N/A England Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Mad Dog Rescue Inc Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 35,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Western American Diocese of Russian Orthodox Church Outside San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Rocky Mountain Institute N/A CO United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Housing Industry Foundation San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 132,300

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
American Promise Inc Contra Costa Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Big Sur Land Trust N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
American Academy of Arts and Sciences N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Butte County Firefighters Burn and Benevolent Fund N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Kitchen Angels Inc N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Autism Speaks, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Malaria Consortium N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
East Bay Community Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 600,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Western American Diocese of Russian Orthodox Church Outside San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Rocky Mountain Institute N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Housing Industry Foundation San Mateo Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 697,300

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
American Heart Association Inc TX Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Loyola Educational Corporation of Shreveport LA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 58,493
Stand Up Placer, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Save the Children Federation Inc CT International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Organic Health Response Incorporated USA MN International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Foundation for a College Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 600
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Southern Center for Human Rights GA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Self-Help for the Elderly CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St Anthony Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Sheriffs Advisory Board of Santa Clara County CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 400
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 575,000
Page SUM 845,993

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
American Promise Inc United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Abilities United United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Big Sur Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Puente de la Costa Sur United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
American Academy of Arts and Sciences United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Butte County Firefighters Burn and Benevolent Fund United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Kitchen Angels Inc United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Autism Speaks, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
College Track United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Malaria Consortium England Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Western American Diocese of Russian Orthodox Church Outside United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Rocky Mountain Institute United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Housing Industry Foundation United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
WeHOPE United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 98,300

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13110 records found.