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)
Artescape N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Heifer International Foundation N/A AR United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
StarVista San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art Inc. N/A AR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Feather River Land Trust N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Roses in Concrete Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 685,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,950
Fundación San Ignacio de Loyola AC N/A Mexico Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 41,000
Tim Brauch Memorial Skate Park Fund N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Operation BBQ Relief N/A KS United States Other Donor Advised 2018 250
Grassroots Leadership Inc N/A TX United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Concentric Media San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cancer CAREpoint Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,538,200

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
StarVista San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Feather River Land Trust N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Roses in Concrete Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 685,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,950
Fundación San Ignacio de Loyola AC N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 41,000
Tim Brauch Memorial Skate Park Fund N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Operation BBQ Relief N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 250
Grassroots Leadership Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Concentric Media San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cancer CAREpoint Inc Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
HOPE Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Berkeley Repertory Theatre Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 940,200

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Montana Land Reliance MT Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 74,603
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Womens Refugee Commission, Inc. NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 70,000
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Bay Area Legal Aid CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,750
Compassion Institute CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Project TF CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
MomsRising Education Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cougar Fund Inc WY Environment Donor Advised 2018 -50,000
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Breakthrough Silicon Valley CA Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,026
Samaritan House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Daniel Webster Elementary School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 940,379

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Artescape United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Heifer International Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
StarVista United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Feather River Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Roses in Concrete United States Education Donor Advised 2018 685,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,950
Fundación San Ignacio de Loyola AC Mexico Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 41,000
Tim Brauch Memorial Skate Park Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Operation BBQ Relief United States Other Donor Advised 2018 250
Grassroots Leadership Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Concentric Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cancer CAREpoint Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,538,200

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13110 records found.