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)
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Cougar Robotics, Inc N/A KS United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Alliance for Excellent Education, Inc. N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
National Parkinson Foundation, Inc. N/A FL United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Acumen Fund, Inc. N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Student Conservation Association, Inc. N/A VA United States Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Generation Citizen Inc N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Immigrant Legal Resource Center San Francisco CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200,000
American Society for the Protection of Nature Israel Inc N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
FoodCorps, Inc. N/A OR United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 440,000
Instituto Laboral De La Raza San Francisco CA United States Donor Advised 2018 -200
North Coast Opportunities, Inc. N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Academy of Sciences San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Shasta Regional Community Foundation N/A CA United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
One Child Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
FoodWhat Incorporated N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 2,197,300

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Cougar Robotics, Inc N/A Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Alliance for Excellent Education, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
National Parkinson Foundation, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Acumen Fund, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Student Conservation Association, Inc. N/A Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Generation Citizen Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Immigrant Legal Resource Center San Francisco Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200,000
American Society for the Protection of Nature Israel Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
FoodCorps, Inc. N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 440,000
Instituto Laboral De La Raza San Francisco Donor Advised 2018 -200
North Coast Opportunities, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Academy of Sciences San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Shasta Regional Community Foundation N/A Donor Advised 2018 5,000
One Child Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
FoodWhat Incorporated N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 2,197,300

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
YMCA of the East Bay CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
University of Florida Foundation Inc FL Education Donor Advised 2018 25,500
Silicon Valley Children's Fund CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,565
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. MD Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,500
First Place for Youth CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
The Park City Foundation UT Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Peninsula College Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Virginia New Majority Education Fund VA Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Catholic Charities of San Jose CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy CA Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Pacific Medical Center Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
CuriOdyssey CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 125,000
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill NC Education Donor Advised 2018 2,275,000
Edgewood Center for Children and Families CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
WeHOPE CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA MA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Auburn Theological Seminary NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Page SUM 23,309,365

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Cougar Robotics, Inc United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Alliance for Excellent Education, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
National Parkinson Foundation, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Acumen Fund, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Student Conservation Association, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Generation Citizen Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Immigrant Legal Resource Center United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200,000
American Society for the Protection of Nature Israel Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
FoodCorps, Inc. United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 440,000
Instituto Laboral De La Raza United States Donor Advised 2018 -200
North Coast Opportunities, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Academy of Sciences United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Shasta Regional Community Foundation United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
One Child United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
FoodWhat Incorporated United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 2,197,300

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13110 records found.