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 Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Foundation for Academic Endeavors N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
University of Colorado Foundation, Inc. N/A CO United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 300
Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Kilgoris Project San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Life Transitions Network San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 300
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Kilgoris Project San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music N/A CA United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Sunday Assembly Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Seva Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300
Caminar San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
World Radio Missionary Fellowship Inc N/A CO United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Kara Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
National Council of Jewish Women Incorporated N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
World Central Kitchen Inc N/A PA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Unbound N/A KS United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Friends of UNFPA, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 6,000

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13110 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Foundation for Academic Endeavors N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 300
University of Colorado Foundation, Inc. N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 300
Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Kilgoris Project San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Life Transitions Network San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 300
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Kilgoris Project San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music N/A Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Sunday Assembly Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal Santa Clara Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Seva Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300
Caminar San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
World Radio Missionary Fellowship Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Kara Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
National Council of Jewish Women Incorporated N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
World Central Kitchen Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Unbound N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Friends of UNFPA, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
New Schools Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 325
Upstream USA Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 325
Johns Hopkins University MD Education Corporate Advised 2018 325
Last Mile Health MA Health Donor Advised 2018 325
Internationals Network for Public Schools Inc NY Other Donor Advised 2018 335
National Council on Teacher Quality DC Education Donor Advised 2018 335
Transgender Law Center CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 338
Unbound KS Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 350
United Methodist Church of Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 350
San Diego Youth Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 350
United Methodist Church of Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
United Methodist Church of Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 350
United Methodist Church of Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Morris Animal Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 350
International Rescue Committee, Inc. MN International Development Donor Advised 2018 350
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 350
Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 350
Boy Scouts of America CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 350
Page SUM 6,858

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Foundation for Academic Endeavors United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
University of Colorado Foundation, Inc. United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 300
Marine Mammal Center United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Kilgoris Project United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Life Transitions Network United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 300
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Kilgoris Project United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Sunday Assembly Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Seva Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300
Caminar United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
World Radio Missionary Fellowship Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Kara United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
National Council of Jewish Women Incorporated United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
World Central Kitchen Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Unbound United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Friends of UNFPA, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 6,000

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13110 records found.