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)
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society of Ventura County N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Smithsonian Institution N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Vaad Hanochos Hatmimim Inc N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Marshall Project Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,200,000
Friends for Survival N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Glaucoma Research Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Woodside Community Foundation San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Prairie Foundation N/A MT United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Save the Bay Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Valley Presbyterian Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Forever Young Foundation N/A AZ United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Woodside Community Foundation San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Congregation Etz Chayim Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 1,695,200

Pages

13110 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society of Ventura County N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Smithsonian Institution N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Vaad Hanochos Hatmimim Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Marshall Project Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,200,000
Friends for Survival N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Glaucoma Research Foundation San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Woodside Community Foundation San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Prairie Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Valley Presbyterian Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Forever Young Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Woodside Community Foundation San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Congregation Etz Chayim Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 1,695,200

Pages

13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Sanergy, Inc. GA International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Indian College Fund CO Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Protect Our Defenders Foundation VA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Family Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
New Community Church CA Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Center for Educational Excellence in Alternative Settings DC Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Seed Global Health Inc MA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fangcao Reading Circle CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
DonorsChoose.org NY Education Donor Advised 2018 408
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sunnybrae Elementary School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Proyecto Juan Diego Inc TX Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Crowded Fire Theater Company CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Artists Association of Nantucket MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pathways for America, Inc NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 173,158

Pages

12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society of Ventura County United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Smithsonian Institution United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Vaad Hanochos Hatmimim Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Marshall Project Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,200,000
Friends for Survival United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Glaucoma Research Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Woodside Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Prairie Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Save the Bay United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Valley Presbyterian Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Forever Young Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Woodside Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Congregation Etz Chayim United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 1,695,200

Pages

13110 records found.