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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
World Radio Missionary Fellowship Inc N/A CO United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
PRX Incorporated N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 162,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Truck of Love N/A SC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Environmental Working Group N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Culver Educational Foundation N/A IN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Photographers Without Borders Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Braven Incorporated N/A IL United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Open Heart Kitchen of Livermore, Inc. Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Symphony Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Good Food Institute, Inc. N/A DC United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Heriot-Watt University N/A Scotland Education Donor Advised 2018 88,000
GRID Alternatives Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Congregation Kol Emeth Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,322
Page SUM 1,062,522

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Nature Conservancy N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Christian Action Life Line San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Oxford Day Academy San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
TransFormCA Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 725,000
Archbishop Mitty High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 105,000
American River Conservancy N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Dream City Mission Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Badass Animal Rescue Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
HEAL Project San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Algebra Society Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 4,500
African Leadership Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Giant Community Fund San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Page SUM 1,061,800

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
United Methodist Church of Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Photographers Without Borders Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Braven Incorporated United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Ashland Rotary Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Sabuy Temple - Khmer Buddhist Temple Foundation United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000,000
Open Heart Kitchen of Livermore, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Symphony Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KIPP Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -31,240
Historical Society of Watertown United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Good Food Institute, Inc. United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Heriot-Watt University Scotland Education Donor Advised 2018 88,000
GRID Alternatives United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pursuit of Excellence United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Los Cerritos Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Congregation Kol Emeth United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,322
Womens Refugee Commission, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 150,000
American India Foundation United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Santa Cruz Mountains Winegrowers Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 11,021,682

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