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 Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
AFP Foundation for Philanthropy N/A VA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Room to Read San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Cutting Ball Theater San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,300
Moving Traditions N/A PA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Cougar Fund Inc N/A WY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 -50,000
Grand Canyon Trust N/A AZ United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Salbuurun Federation N/A Kyrgyzstan Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Project Sunshine, Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Cristosal Inc. N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Just Read Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Sri Dhanvantri Trust N/A India Health Donor Advised 2018 145
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano CT United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 7,000
New York Public Radio N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
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
Ministerio Internacional Rosa De Saron, Inc. N/A TX United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 776,045

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
AFP Foundation for Philanthropy N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Room to Read San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Cutting Ball Theater San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,300
Moving Traditions N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Cougar Fund Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 -50,000
Grand Canyon Trust N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Salbuurun Federation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Project Sunshine, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Cristosal Inc. N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Just Read Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Sri Dhanvantri Trust N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 145
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Donor Advised 2018 7,000
New York Public Radio N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
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
Ministerio Internacional Rosa De Saron, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 776,045

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
United Way Worldwide VA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 147,775
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for Educational Excellence in Alternative Settings DC Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections CA Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Greater Farallones Association CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
City and County of Honolulu HI Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Open Space Institute Land Trust Inc NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Canopy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Panzi Foundation DC Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2018 160,000
Cornell University IA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Windward Fund DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
CATO Institute DC Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Beacon of Life IA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ross Valley Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Rotary Club of Central Citrus Charitable Foundation Inc FL Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Chadeish Yameinu Inc CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 372
Gateway Public Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
CALmatters CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 20,000
St. Matthew Catholic School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Page SUM 1,211,447

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
AFP Foundation for Philanthropy United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Room to Read United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Cutting Ball Theater United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,300
Moving Traditions United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Cougar Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 -50,000
Grand Canyon Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Salbuurun Federation Kyrgyzstan Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Project Sunshine, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Cristosal Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Just Read United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Sri Dhanvantri Trust India Health Donor Advised 2018 145
Save the Children Federation Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 7,000
New York Public Radio United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
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
Ministerio Internacional Rosa De Saron, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 776,045

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13110 records found.