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 descending Year Amount (USD)
Drew School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Charity Science Foundation of Canada N/A BC Canada Human Services Donor Advised 2018 265,000
Trustees of Columbia University in The City of New York N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 110,000
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Cornell University N/A IA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Notre Dame Preparatory School and Marist Academy N/A MI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
International Documentary Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Lutheran Church in America N/A NV United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Muttville San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 600
Cougar Robotics, Inc N/A KS United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Plan International USA N/A RI United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ten Strands Marin CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
CAMP Alatoo Public Foundation N/A Kyrgyzstan Environment Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles N/A CA United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Kiva Microfunds San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 731,850

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Drew School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Charity Science Foundation of Canada N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 265,000
Trustees of Columbia University in The City of New York N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 110,000
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Cornell University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Notre Dame Preparatory School and Marist Academy N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
International Documentary Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Lutheran Church in America N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Muttville San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 600
Cougar Robotics, Inc N/A Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Plan International USA N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ten Strands Marin Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
CAMP Alatoo Public Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles N/A Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Kiva Microfunds San Francisco International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 731,850

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Children's Health Council, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Aldea- The People's Justice Center PA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 115,000
University of Arizona Foundation AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 125,000
The Bay School of San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Communities in Schools of Los Angeles Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cancer CAREpoint CA Health Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Room to Read CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Bridge Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
First Unitarian Universalist Society of San Francisco CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
First Place for Youth CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
College Track CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New Creation Home Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Secular Coalition for America Education Fund DC Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Menlo Park Library Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Living Hope Ministries in Haiti Inc. OH International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation for Academic Endeavors WA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Congregation Ner Tamid of South Bay CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 420,750

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Drew School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Charity Science Foundation of Canada Canada Human Services Donor Advised 2018 265,000
Trustees of Columbia University in The City of New York United States Education Donor Advised 2018 110,000
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Cornell University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Notre Dame Preparatory School and Marist Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Lutheran Church in America United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Muttville United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 600
Cougar Robotics, Inc United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sustainable Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Plan International USA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ten Strands United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
CAMP Alatoo Public Foundation Kyrgyzstan Environment Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Kiva Microfunds United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 731,850

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13110 records found.