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)
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
826 Valencia San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 40,414
CHAC Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Trust for Public Land San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Chi Am Circle, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Kids & Art Foundation San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Central Indiana Land Trust Incorporated N/A IN United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 42,900
University of Nevada Reno Foundation N/A NV United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 420
Broad Institute, Inc. N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Salk Institute for Biological Studies N/A CA United States Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley N/A ID United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Indivisible Civics Inc N/A DC United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 216
Center for International Environmental Law Inc. N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Somos Mayfair Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Breakthrough Collaborative Inc Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 205,900

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
826 Valencia San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 40,414
CHAC Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Trust for Public Land San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Chi Am Circle, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Kids & Art Foundation San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Central Indiana Land Trust Incorporated N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 42,900
University of Nevada Reno Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 420
Broad Institute, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Salk Institute for Biological Studies N/A Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Indivisible Civics Inc N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 216
Center for International Environmental Law Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Somos Mayfair Inc Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Breakthrough Collaborative Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 205,900

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Carnegie Mellon University PA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Social Good Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Grand Teton National Park Foundation WY Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
The Cleveland Clinic Foundation OH Health Donor Advised 2018 200,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Eye to Eye, Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
National Wildlife Federation VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Revere High School MA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,400
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Crisis Action, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Nantucket Atheneum MA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Southwest Initiative Foundation MN General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
JDRF International NY Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 393,400

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
826 Valencia United States Education Donor Advised 2018 40,414
CHAC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Trust for Public Land United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Youth Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Chi Am Circle, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Kids & Art Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Central Indiana Land Trust Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 42,900
University of Nevada Reno Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 420
Broad Institute, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Salk Institute for Biological Studies United States Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Indivisible Civics Inc United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 216
Center for International Environmental Law Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Somos Mayfair Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Breakthrough Collaborative Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 205,900

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13110 records found.