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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Trustees of Princeton University N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 165,000
Legal Services for Children San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Sierra Senior Services N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
GO Campaign N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 8,000
New Venture Fund N/A DC United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,035,000
New Conservatory San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Intervarsity Christian Fellowship - USA N/A WI United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Montessori del Mundo N/A CO United States Education Donor Advised 2018 229,400
Christian Community Foundation, Inc. N/A CO United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 206,904
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
VoteRiders N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Yale University N/A CT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 4,507,104

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Trustees of Princeton University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 165,000
Legal Services for Children San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Sierra Senior Services N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
GO Campaign N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 8,000
New Venture Fund N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,035,000
New Conservatory San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Intervarsity Christian Fellowship - USA N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Montessori del Mundo N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 229,400
Christian Community Foundation, Inc. N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 206,904
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
VoteRiders N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Yale University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 4,507,104

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
EdSurge CA Education Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Gateway Community Church TX Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,100
Cancer Research Fund Damon Runyon-Walter Winchell Foundation NY Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Theater Workshop of Nantucket Inc MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
GRID Alternatives CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 275,000
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church CA Donor Advised 2018 13,400
Sonoma County Vintners Foundation CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,019,500

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Common Sense Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 165,000
Legal Services for Children United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Sierra Senior Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
The Nature Conservancy of California United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
GO Campaign United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 8,000
New Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,035,000
New Conservatory United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Intervarsity Christian Fellowship - USA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Montessori del Mundo United States Education Donor Advised 2018 229,400
Christian Community Foundation, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 206,904
South County Community Health Center Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
VoteRiders United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Teen Success, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 4,507,104

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13110 records found.