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)
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 120,491
Radio Pooya Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
HOPE Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
CALmatters N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare N/A Italy Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
New Canaan Society Inc N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tony Hawk Foundation N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Jackson Hole Land Trust N/A WY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Diego Youth Symphony N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Mary's Catholic School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Salvation Army N/A OR United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bellwether Education Partners N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 114,500
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
One Acre Fund N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 2,858,391

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 120,491
Radio Pooya Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
HOPE Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
CALmatters N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
New Canaan Society Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tony Hawk Foundation N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Jackson Hole Land Trust N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Diego Youth Symphony N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Mary's Catholic School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Salvation Army N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bellwether Education Partners N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 114,500
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
One Acre Fund N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 2,858,391

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Friends of the Palo Alto High School Library CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Breathe California of Sacramento Emigrant Trails CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Charter Fund Inc CO Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000,000
Mindful Birthing and Parenting Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Jewish Records Indexing-Poland NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center MD Health Donor Advised 2018 55,000
Colorado College TH CO Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
All Stars Project, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Education Leaders of Color Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Vida Joven de Mexico CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Mountain View Los Altos High School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 800
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Palos Verdes Peninsula Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 6,100
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Page SUM 35,682,700

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania United States Education Donor Advised 2018 120,491
Radio Pooya United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
HOPE Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
CALmatters United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare Italy Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
New Canaan Society Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tony Hawk Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Jackson Hole Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Diego Youth Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Mary's Catholic School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Salvation Army United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bellwether Education Partners United States Education Donor Advised 2018 114,500
Peninsula Youth Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
One Acre Fund United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 2,858,391

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13110 records found.