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)
Temple Emanu-El of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Catticus Corporation Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
VisionSpring N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Stagebridge Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Communities for a Better Environment N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 67,000
Bay Area Omni Foundation for the Performing Arts Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -2,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Young Life N/A AZ United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Women Against Rape San Francisco CA United States Donor Advised 2018 200
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Insight Meditation South Bay San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kilauea Point Natural History Association N/A HI United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
CHAC Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Somos Mayfair Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 835,950

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Temple Emanu-El of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Catticus Corporation Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
VisionSpring N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Stagebridge Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Communities for a Better Environment N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 67,000
Bay Area Omni Foundation for the Performing Arts Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -2,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Young Life N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Women Against Rape San Francisco Donor Advised 2018 200
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Insight Meditation South Bay San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kilauea Point Natural History Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
CHAC Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Somos Mayfair Inc Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 835,950

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Housing California CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250,000
A Breeze of Hope Foundation PA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Access to the Arts, Inc. MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
EL Education Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Carmel Mission Foundation Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
West Africa Vocational Education, Inc MD Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bank of America Charitable Gift Fund MA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 648,785
Rahima International Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,200
San Mateo Public Library Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
San Francisco Day School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
International Childrens Assistance Network Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Innovate Public Schools CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Cabrillo College Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,750,000
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. FL Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton CA Education Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Page SUM 4,916,685

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Temple Emanu-El of San Jose United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Catticus Corporation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
VisionSpring United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Stagebridge United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Communities for a Better Environment United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 67,000
Bay Area Omni Foundation for the Performing Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -2,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Young Life United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Congregation Beth Am United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Women Against Rape United States Donor Advised 2018 200
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Insight Meditation South Bay United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kilauea Point Natural History Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
CHAC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Somos Mayfair Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Mateo County Historical Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 835,950

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13110 records found.