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)
Kara Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500
The Miami Foundation Inc. N/A FL United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,347
The Salvation Army N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The University of Naples Federico II N/A Italy Sciences Donor Advised 2019 9,097
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival N/A NV United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 -2,000
Asian Pacific Islander Amer Public Affairs-Comm Education Fo N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
BAD RAP Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Trust for Public Land San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
California Voter Foundation N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Learning Policy Institute Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Loyola University N/A LA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Marin Community Foundation Marin CA United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2019 782,973
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
American Alpine Club N/A CO United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Page SUM 2,348,367

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Kara Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500
The Miami Foundation Inc. N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,347
The Salvation Army N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The University of Naples Federico II N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 9,097
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 -2,000
Asian Pacific Islander Amer Public Affairs-Comm Education Fo N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
BAD RAP Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Trust for Public Land San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
California Voter Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Learning Policy Institute Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Loyola University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Marin Community Foundation Marin Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2019 782,973
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
American Alpine Club N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 3,000
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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
American Bar Association Fund for Justice and Education IL Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2019 310,000
418 Project CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
American Heart Association Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Animals Asia Foundation Limited CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Colorectal Cancer Alliance Inc DC Health Donor Advised 2019 3,000
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Community Initiatives CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Congregation Beth Am CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 -20,000
Nature Conservancy HI Environment Donor Advised 2019 335,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. NY Religion Donor Advised 2019 425
Council on American-Islamic Relations California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,600
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
One Dollar For Life CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Oxfam-America, Inc. MA International Development Donor Advised 2019 11,000
Park City Jewish Center, Inc. UT Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,450
Peninsula College Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
First Presbyterian Church of Ashland OR Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Beneficent Technology Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Foundation for Financial Planning, Inc. DC Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm CA Other Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 1,207,975

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Kara United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500
The Miami Foundation Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,347
The Salvation Army United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The University of Naples Federico II Italy Sciences Donor Advised 2019 9,097
Tides Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 -2,000
Asian Pacific Islander Amer Public Affairs-Comm Education Fo United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
BAD RAP United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Trust for Public Land United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
California Voter Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Learning Policy Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Loyola University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Marin Community Foundation United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2019 782,973
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
American Alpine Club United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Page SUM 2,348,367

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13280 records found.