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)
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Student Conservation Association, Inc. N/A NH United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Francisco Park Conservancy San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Media Mobilizing Project N/A PA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 140,000
Frost Valley YMCA N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Media Matters for America N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Save the Redwoods League San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
USAFA Endowment, Inc. N/A CO United States Education Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Trustees of Princeton University N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
CorpsAfrica N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Turtle Island Restoration Network N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Santa Rosa Symphony Association Sonoma CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Nantucket Preservation Trust, Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,230,950

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Student Conservation Association, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Francisco Park Conservancy San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Media Mobilizing Project N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 140,000
Frost Valley YMCA N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Media Matters for America N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Save the Redwoods League San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
USAFA Endowment, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Trustees of Princeton University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Kenya HELP San Mateo International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
CorpsAfrica N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Turtle Island Restoration Network N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Santa Rosa Symphony Association Sonoma Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 1,230,150

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
CASA of San Mateo County United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Student Conservation Association, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Francisco Park Conservancy United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Media Mobilizing Project United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 140,000
Frost Valley YMCA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Media Matters for America United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Save the Redwoods League United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
USAFA Endowment, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CorpsAfrica United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Turtle Island Restoration Network United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Santa Rosa Symphony Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Nantucket Preservation Trust, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Gary Sinise Foundation United States Other Donor Advised 2018 10,600
New Profit United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,249,800

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