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 descending Year Amount (USD)
Creative Center of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Carnegie Mellon University N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -15
Santa Barbara Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Community School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California Sonoma CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Transcend, Inc San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,600,000
Congregation Beth Elohim N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
First Presbyterian Church of Ashland N/A OR United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Mission Asset Fund San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Everhart Museum of Natural History, Science & Art N/A PA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Seeds of Africa Foundation N/A NY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of Stevens Creek Trail Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Repertory Theatre N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wesleyan University N/A CT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 18,850
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Gathering 4 Gardner Inc N/A MI United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Compassion Institute San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Nutritionfacts Org Inc N/A MD United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 3,199,335

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Creative Center of Los Altos Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Carnegie Mellon University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 -15
Santa Barbara Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Community School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California Sonoma Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Transcend, Inc San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 1,600,000
Congregation Beth Elohim N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
First Presbyterian Church of Ashland N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Mission Asset Fund San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Everhart Museum of Natural History, Science & Art N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Seeds of Africa Foundation N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of Stevens Creek Trail Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Repertory Theatre N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wesleyan University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 18,850
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Gathering 4 Gardner Inc N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Compassion Institute San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Nutritionfacts Org Inc N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 3,199,335

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Center for Civic Design NJ Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 145,300
Cougar Fund Inc WY Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Migration Policy Institute DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Jewish World Watch CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Dolores Street Community Services, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Amplifier Foundation WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 597,700

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Creative Center of Los Altos United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Carnegie Mellon University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -15
Santa Barbara Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Community School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Transcend, Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,600,000
Congregation Beth Elohim United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
First Presbyterian Church of Ashland United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Mission Asset Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Everhart Museum of Natural History, Science & Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Seeds of Africa Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of Stevens Creek Trail United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Repertory Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wesleyan University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 18,850
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Gathering 4 Gardner Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Compassion Institute United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Nutritionfacts Org Inc United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 3,199,335

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13110 records found.