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)
One Ocean Media Foundation N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
True Love Rescue N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,500
Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti N/A MA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Colorado Seminary N/A CO United States Higher Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sunnybrae Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 600
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
Westminster Economic Development Initiative, Inc. N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mickaboo Companion Bird Rescue Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Lymelight Foundation Inc. San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Austrian Academy of Sciences N/A Austria Education Donor Advised 2018 105,289
Case Western Reserve University N/A OH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Arts Guild Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
One Ocean Media Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
True Love Rescue N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,500
Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Colorado Seminary N/A Higher Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sunnybrae Elementary School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 600
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
Westminster Economic Development Initiative, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mickaboo Companion Bird Rescue Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Lymelight Foundation Inc. San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Austrian Academy of Sciences N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 105,289
Case Western Reserve University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Arts Guild Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2018 500,000
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
American Documentary, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
American Leadership Forum CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tewecado Trust, Inc. AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 500
DataKind NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 40,000
New England Conservatory of Music MA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Continental Divide Trail Coalition CO Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
NC State Engineering Foundation, Inc. NC Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Glaucoma Research Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,450
Sierra Waldorf School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
AEROBridge CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -50,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
BRAC USA Inc NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Homeless Garden Project CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 24,000
Council on American-Islamic Relations California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Page SUM 1,337,650

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
One Ocean Media Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
True Love Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,500
Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Colorado Seminary United States Higher Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Puente de la Costa Sur United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sunnybrae Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 600
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
Westminster Economic Development Initiative, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mickaboo Companion Bird Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League United States Education Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Lymelight Foundation Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Austrian Academy of Sciences Austria Education Donor Advised 2018 105,289
Case Western Reserve University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Arts Guild United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Page SUM 937,839

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13110 records found.