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, and corporate 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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Learning Center Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
CATO Institute N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Stage Company Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. San Mateo CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pahara Institute Napa CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 750,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Kepler Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Summit Preparatory Charter High School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Higher Ground Sun Valley Inc N/A ID United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Medha Corp N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Trinity Forum Inc. N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
New York Times Neediest Cases Fund N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Lick-Wilmerding High School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Monastery of Christ in the Desert N/A NM United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Abigail Alliance for Better Access to Developmental Drugs N/A VA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 750
Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 1,210,350

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Learning Center Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
CATO Institute N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Stage Company Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. San Mateo International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pahara Institute Napa Education Donor Advised 2018 750,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Kepler Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Summit Preparatory Charter High School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Higher Ground Sun Valley Inc N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Medha Corp N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Trinity Forum Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
New York Times Neediest Cases Fund N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Lick-Wilmerding High School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Monastery of Christ in the Desert N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Abigail Alliance for Better Access to Developmental Drugs N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 750
Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 1,210,350

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depressi NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Teen Success, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Caring Choices Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 160,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Helping Educate to Advance the Rights of the Deaf DC Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2018 200,472
National Parkinson Foundation, Inc. FL Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 400
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Mei Fong and Associates CA Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Pacific Repertory Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
The Nueva School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 524,072

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Learning Center United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
CATO Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Stage Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pahara Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2018 750,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Kepler Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Summit Preparatory Charter High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Higher Ground Sun Valley Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Medha Corp United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Trinity Forum Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
New York Times Neediest Cases Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Lick-Wilmerding High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Monastery of Christ in the Desert United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Abigail Alliance for Better Access to Developmental Drugs United States Health Donor Advised 2018 750
Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 1,210,350

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13110 records found.