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)
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
My New Red Shoes San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
National Center for Youth Law Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
National University Corporation Kyoto University N/A Japan Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Exhibition District Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 53,500
New Door Ventures San Francisco CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
North Country School Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Oceana, Inc. N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Alianza Sierra Madre A.C N/A Mexico Community Development Donor Advised 2019 27,000
Canine Companions for Independence Sonoma CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Francisco Park Conservancy San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Friends of the World Food Program Inc. N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Colorado College TH N/A CO United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Pastoralist Women for Health and Education N/A Kenya Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 47,900
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Center for the Study of Services N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 1,433,400

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
My New Red Shoes San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
National Center for Youth Law Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
National University Corporation Kyoto University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Exhibition District Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2019 53,500
New Door Ventures San Francisco Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
North Country School Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Oceana, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Alianza Sierra Madre A.C N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 27,000
Canine Companions for Independence Sonoma Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Francisco Park Conservancy San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Friends of the World Food Program Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Colorado College TH N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Pastoralist Women for Health and Education N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 47,900
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Center for the Study of Services N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 1,433,400

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Native American Rights Fund CO Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Northern California Counties Time Bank CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Oglala Sioux Tribe SD Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Food & Water Watch DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Foundation for Regional Transit CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Chinese American International School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pear Avenue Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Friends of the Cameo CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
George Washington School NJ Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Committee to Protect Journalists, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 215,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Chicago Community Bond Fund IL Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 170,000
Global Fund For Women, Inc. CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Bring Change 2 Mind CA Health Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 1,036,950

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
My New Red Shoes United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
National Center for Youth Law United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
National University Corporation Kyoto University Japan Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Exhibition District United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 53,500
New Door Ventures United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
North Country School Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
CityTeam Ministries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Oceana, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Alianza Sierra Madre A.C Mexico Community Development Donor Advised 2019 27,000
Canine Companions for Independence United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Francisco Park Conservancy United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Friends of the World Food Program Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Colorado College TH United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Pastoralist Women for Health and Education Kenya Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 47,900
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Center for the Study of Services United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 1,433,400

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13280 records found.