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 descending Year Amount (USD)
Urban Justice Center N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Contemporary Jewish Museum San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Water Org Inc N/A MO United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jazz at the Ballroom Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Salvation Army San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Jewish World Service, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Feather River Land Trust N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Protect Our Defenders Foundation N/A VA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Housing Industry Foundation San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Innovations for Poverty Action N/A CT United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 99,229
Kahilu Theatre Foundation N/A HI United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
La Jolla Music Society N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Council on American-Islamic Relations California Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Prostate Cancer Foundation N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Nurturing Minds, Inc. N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,231,829

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Urban Justice Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Contemporary Jewish Museum San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Water Org Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jazz at the Ballroom Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Salvation Army San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Jewish World Service, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Feather River Land Trust N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Protect Our Defenders Foundation N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Housing Industry Foundation San Mateo Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Innovations for Poverty Action N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 99,229
Kahilu Theatre Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
La Jolla Music Society N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Council on American-Islamic Relations California Santa Clara Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Prostate Cancer Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 1,731,329

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
American Documentary, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
American Leadership Forum CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tewecado Trust, Inc. AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 500
DataKind NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 40,000
New England Conservatory of Music MA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Continental Divide Trail Coalition CO Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
NC State Engineering Foundation, Inc. NC Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Glaucoma Research Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,450
Sierra Waldorf School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
AEROBridge CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -50,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Homeless Garden Project CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 24,000
Council on American-Islamic Relations California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 1,319,650

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Water Org Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jazz at the Ballroom Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Salvation Army United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Jewish World Service, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Congregation Beth Am United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Feather River Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Protect Our Defenders Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Housing Industry Foundation United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Innovations for Poverty Action United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 99,229
Kahilu Theatre Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
La Jolla Music Society United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Council on American-Islamic Relations California United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Prostate Cancer Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Nurturing Minds, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Parks Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Metro United Way Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,209,579

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13110 records found.