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)
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Save the Redwoods League San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Film Preserve, Ltd. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,450
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 11,500
Heifer Project International N/A AR United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 900
University of Southern California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Mid-Peninsula Education Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Compassion and Choices N/A NH United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
George Washington Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Operation Freedom Paws Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Charity: Water N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Baltimore Museum of Art, Inc. N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Youth Radio Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Temple Emanu-El of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for Excellence, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sarara Institute N/A CO United States Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Henry M. Gunn High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Green Lake Lutheran Ministries N/A MN United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Robert Louis Stevenson School N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
St Edward Central Catholic High School N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 678,300

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Save the Redwoods League San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Film Preserve, Ltd. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,450
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 11,500
Heifer Project International N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 900
University of Southern California N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Mid-Peninsula Education Center Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Compassion and Choices N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
George Washington Elementary School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Operation Freedom Paws Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Charity: Water N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Baltimore Museum of Art, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Youth Radio Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Temple Emanu-El of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for Excellence, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sarara Institute N/A Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Henry M. Gunn High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Green Lake Lutheran Ministries N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Robert Louis Stevenson School N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
St Edward Central Catholic High School N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 678,300

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Montalvo Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 67,500
Magical Bridge Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 450
Rise Together Education Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Land Trust Alliance Incorporated DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Iowa State University Foundation IA Education Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Social Good Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
United Way of the Bay Area CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Equal Opportunity Schools WA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Monmouth Medical Center Foundation Inc NJ Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Business Executives for National Security DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
One Ocean Media Foundation NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Town School for Boys CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Planting Justice CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 385
Bay Area Discovery Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 18,500
Page SUM 297,285

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Save the Redwoods League United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Film Preserve, Ltd. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,450
San Francisco Opera Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 11,500
Heifer Project International United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 900
University of Southern California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Mid-Peninsula Education Center Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Compassion and Choices United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
George Washington Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Operation Freedom Paws United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Charity: Water United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Baltimore Museum of Art, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Youth Radio United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Temple Emanu-El of San Jose United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for Excellence, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sarara Institute United States Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Henry M. Gunn High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Green Lake Lutheran Ministries United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Robert Louis Stevenson School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
St Edward Central Catholic High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 678,300

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13110 records found.