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)
HealthRIGHT 360 San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Project Drawdown Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Montage Health N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
New Creation Home Ministries San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Korean American Community Foundation of San Francisco San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Housing Industry Foundation San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Catholic Relief Services, Inc. N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
HEAL Project San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Hawaii Community Foundation N/A HI United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 216,000
Sequoia Audubon Society, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Zen Hospice Project Inc San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Migration Policy Institute N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 6,250
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Trustees of Princeton University N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 819,400

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
HealthRIGHT 360 San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Project Drawdown Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Montage Health N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
New Creation Home Ministries San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Korean American Community Foundation of San Francisco San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Housing Industry Foundation San Mateo Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Catholic Relief Services, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
HEAL Project San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Hawaii Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 216,000
Sequoia Audubon Society, Inc. San Mateo Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Zen Hospice Project Inc San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Migration Policy Institute N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 6,250
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Trustees of Princeton University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 819,400

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Upstart Bay Area CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Uplift Family Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hood River County Education Foundation Inc OR Education Donor Advised 2018 900
Marin Shakespeare Company CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
LEAD Elementary CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 272,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Americans United for Separation of Church and State Inc DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
La Union Del Pueblo Entero TX Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ragazzi Boys Chorus CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Library Association of La Jolla CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Womens International Network for Guatemalan Solutions Inc MN Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Anti-Defamation League NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Words & Warmth NC Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sundance Institute CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 65,000
Common Sense Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 665,800

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
HealthRIGHT 360 United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Project Drawdown United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Montage Health United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
New Creation Home Ministries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Korean American Community Foundation of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Housing Industry Foundation United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Catholic Relief Services, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
HEAL Project United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Hawaii Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 216,000
Sequoia Audubon Society, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Zen Hospice Project Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Migration Policy Institute United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 6,250
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 819,400

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13110 records found.