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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Solo Foundation N/A NY United States Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Johns Hopkins University N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2018 62,400
WonderWork Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Nuru International N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
School in the Square Public Charter School N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
St. Meinrad Arch Abbey N/A IN United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
UFW Foundation N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Live Oak Adult Day Services Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Bay Area Ministries, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Iowa State University Foundation N/A IA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of the Los Angeles River N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,600
Page SUM 1,100,500

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Solo Foundation N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Johns Hopkins University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 62,400
WonderWork Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Nuru International N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
School in the Square Public Charter School N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
St. Meinrad Arch Abbey N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
UFW Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Live Oak Adult Day Services Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 200
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Bay Area Ministries, Inc. San Mateo Other Donor Advised 2018 200
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Iowa State University Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of the Los Angeles River N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,600
Page SUM 1,100,500

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Sandia Search Dogs NM Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Salvation Army OR Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Synapse School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Bend the Arc-A Jewish Partnership for Justice NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 400
Intersection for the Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation Inc CT Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 56,000
One Mind Institute CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Southwest Energy Efficiency Project LLC CO Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Common Justice NY Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Mission Continues MO Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Mary's Place Seattle WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Massachusetts Institute of Technology MA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000,000
Housing Choices Coalition for Persons with Developmental Dis CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Page SUM 12,866,900

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Solo Foundation United States Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Johns Hopkins University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 62,400
WonderWork Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Nuru International United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
School in the Square Public Charter School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
St. Meinrad Arch Abbey United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
UFW Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Live Oak Adult Day Services United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
The Nature Conservancy of California United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Bay Area Ministries, Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Iowa State University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of the Los Angeles River United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,600
Page SUM 1,100,500

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13110 records found.