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)
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals N/A VA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Belvedere Cove Foundation Marin CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Guide Dogs for the Blind, Inc. Marin CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Media Matters for America N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Harvest Heralds, Inc. N/A OR United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Regents of the University of Colorado N/A CO United States Education Donor Advised 2018 8,625
Project Healthy Children N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
El Dorado Musical Theatre N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System N/A WI United States Donor Advised 2018 6,494
Theiss Research N/A CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
American Lung Association in California Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 350
Kimet - Kuumba in Motion Expressing Transformation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Southern Oregon Friends of Hospice N/A OR United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 800
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Belvedere Cove Foundation Marin Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Guide Dogs for the Blind, Inc. Marin Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Media Matters for America N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Harvest Heralds, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Regents of the University of Colorado N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 8,625
Project Healthy Children N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
El Dorado Musical Theatre N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System N/A Donor Advised 2018 6,494
Theiss Research N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
American Lung Association in California Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 500
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 350
Kimet - Kuumba in Motion Expressing Transformation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Southern Oregon Friends of Hospice N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 800
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Proximity Designs CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Playing at Learning CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
La Cocina Inc. CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sundance Institute UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 495,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Truckee Roundhouse CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Downtown Streets Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
CASA of Jackson County, Inc. OR Human Services Donor Advised 2018 26,400
Empirical Resolution Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2018 450,000
Good Samaritan Family Resource Center of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Huntington Lake Volunteer Fire Department CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
We Got Us Now Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -750
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Belvedere Cove Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Guide Dogs for the Blind, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Media Matters for America United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Harvest Heralds, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Regents of the University of Colorado United States Education Donor Advised 2018 8,625
Project Healthy Children United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
El Dorado Musical Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System United States Donor Advised 2018 6,494
Theiss Research United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
American Lung Association in California United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 350
Kimet - Kuumba in Motion Expressing Transformation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Southern Oregon Friends of Hospice United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 800
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 327,129

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13110 records found.