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)
Revere High School N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,600
New Creation Home Ministries San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Theiss Research N/A CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 3,150
Artists Association of Nantucket N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The UC Davis Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 800
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 750
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
HIAS, Inc. N/A MD United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Motor Neuron Disease Association of New Zealand Incorporated N/A New Zealand Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Strong City Baltimore N/A MD United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
International Youth Foundation N/A MD United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Our Lady of Angels Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Caring Choices Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Revere High School N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,600
New Creation Home Ministries San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Theiss Research N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 3,150
Artists Association of Nantucket N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The UC Davis Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 800
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 750
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
HIAS, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Motor Neuron Disease Association of New Zealand Incorporated N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Strong City Baltimore N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
International Youth Foundation N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Our Lady of Angels Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Caring Choices Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 497,100

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
University of Vermont and State Agricultural College Foundat VT Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 800
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Indivisible Civic Engagement Inc DC Other Donor Advised 2018 500
American Federation of Teachers Educational Foundation DC Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Bamboo in the Wind CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Children of Haiti Enhancement Foundation Inc FL Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Gary Sinise Foundation CA Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Montana Land Reliance MT Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 74,603
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Womens Refugee Commission, Inc. NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 70,000
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Bay Area Legal Aid CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,750
Compassion Institute CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 2,226,328

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Revere High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,600
New Creation Home Ministries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Theiss Research United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 3,150
Artists Association of Nantucket United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The UC Davis Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 800
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 750
San Francisco Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
HIAS, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Motor Neuron Disease Association of New Zealand Incorporated New Zealand Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Strong City Baltimore United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
International Youth Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Our Lady of Angels Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Caring Choices Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 497,100

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13110 records found.