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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Python Software Foundation N/A OR United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200,000
American High School Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 85,000
Redwood City Library Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,775
Animal Legal Defense Fund Sonoma CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 177,500
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Awe Tibuame, A.C. N/A Mexico Community Development Donor Advised 2019 24,900
Roman's PFR Dogs N/A GA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Sacred Heart Parish Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Beate Klarsfeld Foundation N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Boys and Girls Club of Lake Tahoe N/A CA United States Other Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Semilla Nueva N/A ID United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 105,486
Businesses United in Investing Lending and Development San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 75,000
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Sigma Nu Educational Foundation Inc. N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Catholic Answers Inc. N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Page SUM 860,861

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
GRID Alternatives Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 950
Hamilton Families San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Boys and Girls Club of Lake Tahoe N/A Other Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Wildlife Conservation Society N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
World Animal Protection N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,200,000
High Resolves America San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
HOPE Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Businesses United in Investing Lending and Development San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Young Dreamer Network Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Association of Fundraising Professionals Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2019 350
418 Project N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
International Planned Parenthood Federation N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
JDRF International N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Acres, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 40,312
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 400
Katonah Education Exchange Program Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 400
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 1,615,662

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
High Resolves America CA Education Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Hopewell Fund DC General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 -150,000
Arts Council Santa Cruz County CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
BrightFocus Foundation MD Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Hypersomnia Foundation GA Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Innovate Public Schools CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 350,000
California Equine Foundation KY Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Amazing Surf Adventures CA Health Donor Advised 2019 500
International Rescue Committee Inc MN International Development Donor Advised 2019 750
Jesuit Retreat Center of Los Altos CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
42nd Street Moon CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Jose Valdes Math Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,775
Kilohana Kai HI Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 28,500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Life Transitions Network CA Health Donor Advised 2019 300
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 540,000
Mavericks Coastside Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 1,160,575

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
GRID Alternatives United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 950
Hamilton Families United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Boys and Girls Club of Lake Tahoe United States Other Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Wildlife Conservation Society United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
World Animal Protection United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,200,000
High Resolves America United States Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
HOPE Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Businesses United in Investing Lending and Development United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Young Dreamer Network United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Association of Fundraising Professionals United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 350
418 Project United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
International Planned Parenthood Federation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
JDRF International United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Acres, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 40,312
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 400
Katonah Education Exchange Program Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 400
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 1,615,662

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13280 records found.