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)
Mitchell College N/A CT United States Higher Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Community Foundation of San Joaquin Inc N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
United Jewish Appeal Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 18,000
University of California Irvine Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
California Equine Foundation N/A KY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Kirkwood Ski Education Foundation N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,320
Shasta Regional Community Foundation N/A CA United States Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Environmental Progress Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo High School Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 800
Churchill Club Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Fox Island Concerts Inc N/A ME United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 355,820

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Mitchell College N/A Higher Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Community Foundation of San Joaquin Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
United Jewish Appeal Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 18,000
University of California Irvine Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
California Equine Foundation N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Kirkwood Ski Education Foundation N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,320
Shasta Regional Community Foundation N/A Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Environmental Progress Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo High School Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 800
Churchill Club Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Fox Island Concerts Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 355,820

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Coral Reef Alliance CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Opera Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Hunger at Home CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alum Rock Educational Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 6,748
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Farmworker Families CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sunday Assembly Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Just Read CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 212,500
Pursuit of Excellence CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Uncommon Knowledge and Achievement, Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Samaritan House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Eagle Ranch Inc GA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Institute of Mathematics CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Jews for Jesus CA Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Asian Pacific Environmental Network CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Bayshore Christian Ministries CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
UNIDOSUS DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Page SUM 921,748

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Mitchell College United States Higher Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Community Foundation of San Joaquin Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
United Jewish Appeal Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 18,000
University of California Irvine Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
California Equine Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Kirkwood Ski Education Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,320
Shasta Regional Community Foundation United States Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Environmental Progress United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Community Initiatives United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo High School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 800
Churchill Club United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Fox Island Concerts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
United Way of the Bay Area United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 355,820

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13110 records found.