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)
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Ace Charter School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,700
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Southern California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Hospital for Hope India, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
American Cancer Society Inc N/A OK United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St Francis of Assisi Animal Rescue of Santa Clara County Inc N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Tahoe-Pyramid Trail Inc. N/A NV United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
How Far Foundation Incorporated N/A GA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Young Scholars Fund Inc N/A MA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
PathLight International Inc Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Reading Partners Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Little League Baseball Inc N/A NV United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Rainforest Action Network San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
RIKEN N/A Japan Education Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Clean Clothes Campaign N/A Netherlands Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Page SUM 283,900

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Salk Institute for Biological Studies N/A Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
American Association of University Women-Special Projects Fu N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 14,000
Morgan Autism Center Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 13,000
United States Olympic Committee N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Yavneh Day School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Social Justice Collaborative Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Paws Helping People, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 199,730
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 269,352
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Bhutan Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 11,029
Geohazards International San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Scalawag N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 3,381,861

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Salk Institute for Biological Studies United States Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
American Association of University Women-Special Projects Fu United States Education Donor Advised 2018 14,000
Morgan Autism Center United States Education Donor Advised 2018 13,000
United States Olympic Committee United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid England Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Yavneh Day School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Social Justice Collaborative United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Paws Helping People, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 199,730
San Francisco Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 269,352
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Bhutan Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 11,029
Geohazards International United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Scalawag United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 3,381,861

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13110 records found.