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)
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. N/A FL United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Catholic Relief Services, Inc. N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Wellspring San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Springboard Collaborative N/A PA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Malala Fund Alameda NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cinnabar Elementary School District Sonoma CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
USA West Province, Society of Jesus Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Pacifica Resource Center San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 560
The Ocean Conservancy Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Breathe California of Sacramento Emigrant Trails N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Northern N/A NV United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Dalai Lama Center for Peace and Education N/A BC Canada Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Peninsula Family Connections San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 316,010

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Society of St. Vincent de Paul, District Council of Santa Cl Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Comptroller N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
mRelief N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Seed Global Health Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
100 Women Charitable Foundation, Inc. Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Silk Road Project, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275
Voter Participation Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 287,500
AchieveKids Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 46,696
University of Edinburgh USA Devolopment Trust Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 102,041
Medical Benevolence Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Maliasili Initiatives Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Natural History Museum of the Adirondacks N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 558,512

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Fuller Project for International Reporting Inc DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 225
Community Initiatives CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Innovations for Poverty Action CT International Development Donor Advised 2018 99,229
Santa Paula Museum of Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Marin Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 750
AfterImage Public Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Squash On Track CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
California Polytechnic State University Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
100 Women Charitable Foundation, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Filoli Center CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Medical Benevolence Foundation DC Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Save the Redwoods League CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. MA International Development Donor Advised 2018 750
Page SUM 543,204

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Society of St. Vincent de Paul, District Council of Santa Cl United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Comptroller United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
mRelief United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Seed Global Health Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
100 Women Charitable Foundation, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Silk Road Project, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275
Voter Participation Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 287,500
AchieveKids United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Ravenswood Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Pear Avenue Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Regents of the University of Michigan United States Education Donor Advised 2018 46,696
University of Edinburgh USA Devolopment Trust Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 102,041
Medical Benevolence Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Maliasili Initiatives Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Natural History Museum of the Adirondacks United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 558,512

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13110 records found.