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)
Innovate Public Schools Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The Rare Cancer Research Foundation N/A NC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 249,600
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Kathleen Ann McClenahan Foundation Inc N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
The International Institute of The Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Every1 Can Work Marin VA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ministerio Internacional Rosa De Saron, Inc. N/A TX United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
CorpsAfrica N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Community Foundation of Ottawa N/A ON Canada General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 204,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Families for Excellent Schools, Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Community Access to the Arts, Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
EL Education Inc N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Boys & Girls Club of America N/A GA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 3,527,600

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Innovate Public Schools Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The Rare Cancer Research Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 249,600
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Kathleen Ann McClenahan Foundation Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
The International Institute of The Bay Area San Francisco Immigration Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Every1 Can Work Marin Other Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ministerio Internacional Rosa De Saron, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
CorpsAfrica N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Community Foundation of Ottawa N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 204,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Families for Excellent Schools, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Community Access to the Arts, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
EL Education Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Boys & Girls Club of America N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 3,527,600

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Saint Monica Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Puente de la Costa Sur CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Society of St Vincent de Paul OR Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Asian Pacific Institute On Gender-Based Violence CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 150,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,465
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Floating Zendo CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Mountain View Chamber of Commerce Education Foundation, Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Elite Academy CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York NY Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
Mercy Corps OR International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
NCGA Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
UC San Diego Foundation CA Other Donor Advised 2018 496,000
Page SUM 1,726,415

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Innovate Public Schools United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The Rare Cancer Research Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 249,600
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Kathleen Ann McClenahan Foundation Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
The International Institute of The Bay Area United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Puente de la Costa Sur United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Every1 Can Work United States Other Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ministerio Internacional Rosa De Saron, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
CorpsAfrica United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Community Foundation of Ottawa Canada General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 204,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Families for Excellent Schools, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Community Access to the Arts, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
San Francisco Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
EL Education Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Boys & Girls Club of America United States Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 3,527,600

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13110 records found.