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, and corporate 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)
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Hesperian Health Guides Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Hopalong Animal Rescue Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Asia Society San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Yiaku Laikipiak Trust N/A Kenya Human Services Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
International Earthlight Alliance N/A AZ United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 19,500
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Kara Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Able Works San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Lakeside School N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
American Association for the Advancement of Science N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Lee Pesky Learning Center Inc. N/A ID United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Beyond Basics N/A MI United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 1,653,900

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
American Indian Child Resource Center Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,750
Hesperian Health Guides Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Hopalong Animal Rescue Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Asia Society San Francisco International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Yiaku Laikipiak Trust N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 20,000
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
International Earthlight Alliance N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 19,500
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Kara Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Able Works San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Lakeside School N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
All Students Matter San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Lee Pesky Learning Center Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 1,690,650

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Habitat for Humanity International Inc NV Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Yellowstone Forever WY Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Zion Christian Ministries CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Heyday CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Hope Enterprise Corporation MS Community Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Infact MA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Aspire Public Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2019 48,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
International Refugee Assistance Project Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2019 75,000
JDRF International CA Health Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Basa Village Foundation USA, Inc. WA International Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Johns Hopkins University MD Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Kepler Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2019 75,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
LatinoJustice PRLDEF NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Lewy Body Dementia Association, Inc. GA Health Donor Advised 2019 6,500
Logan School for Creative Learning Inc CO Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 4,061,000

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Waterford Institute Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Hesperian Health Guides United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Hopalong Animal Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Asia Society United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Yiaku Laikipiak Trust Kenya Human Services Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Alzheimer's Aid Society of Northern California Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2019 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
International Earthlight Alliance United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 19,500
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Kara United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Able Works United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Lakeside School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Lee Pesky Learning Center Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Bay Area Cancer Connections United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Beyond Basics United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 2,628,150

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13280 records found.