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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 14,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Oakland Youth Development Center Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sunnyvale Community Players Santa Clara CA United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Momentum Community Inc N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Santa Barbara Symphony Orchestra Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Campaign for Black Male Achievement Inc N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
New Creation Home Ministries San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Real Hope for Haiti N/A IN United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Curtis Institute of Music N/A PA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Massachusetts General Hospital N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Indigenous Educational Network of Turtle Island N/A MN United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
French American International School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
The Independent Feature Project, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 196,200

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 14,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Oakland Youth Development Center Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sunnyvale Community Players Santa Clara Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Momentum Community Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Santa Barbara Symphony Orchestra Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Campaign for Black Male Achievement Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
New Creation Home Ministries San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Real Hope for Haiti N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Curtis Institute of Music N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Massachusetts General Hospital N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Indigenous Educational Network of Turtle Island N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
French American International School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
The Independent Feature Project, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 196,200

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Wisdom Sun CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TransFormCA CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 725,000
Green Lake Lutheran Ministries MN Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Chrysalis Shelter for Victims of Domestic Violence Inc AZ Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Life Transitions Network CA Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Global Livingston Institute CO Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Rocketship Redwood City CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Family Values at Work A Multi-State Consortium WI Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Caring Choices Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Bridge Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Defenders of Wildlife DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Puente de la Costa Sur CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Global Livingston Institute CO Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
International Rescue Committee, Inc. MN International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Hollister Youth Alliance CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 960,550

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Earth Island Institute Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 14,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Oakland Youth Development Center United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Opera San Jose Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sunnyvale Community Players United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Momentum Community Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Santa Barbara Symphony Orchestra Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Campaign for Black Male Achievement Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
New Creation Home Ministries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Real Hope for Haiti United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Curtis Institute of Music United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
College Track United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Massachusetts General Hospital United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Indigenous Educational Network of Turtle Island United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
French American International School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
The Independent Feature Project, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
South County Community Health Center Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 196,200

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13110 records found.