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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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)
The Four-Eighteen Project N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California Chr Santa Clara CA United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Domestic Workers Alliance Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 625
Austin Film Society N/A TX United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Caring Choices Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Conservation Earth, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Athena Academy Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Westside Baby N/A WA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
EBP Chile SpA N/A Chile Environment Donor Advised 2018 30,990
Bring Me A Book Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Benedict's Ladder: A Representative Payee Service N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 147,915

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Four-Eighteen Project N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California Chr Santa Clara Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Domestic Workers Alliance Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 625
Austin Film Society N/A Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Caring Choices Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Conservation Earth, Inc. San Mateo Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Athena Academy Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Westside Baby N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
EBP Chile SpA N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 30,990
Bring Me A Book Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Benedict's Ladder: A Representative Payee Service N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal Santa Clara Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 147,915

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CASA of San Mateo County CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Caminar CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Southern Oregon University Foundation OR Education Donor Advised 2018 1,575
Sesame Workshop NY Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
PRX Incorporated MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bay Area Rescue Mission CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
Ravenswood Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
St. Joseph Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pursuit of Excellence CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Young Scholars Fund Inc MA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Bill Wilson Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Government Accountability Project, Inc. DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Santa Barbara Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 404,925

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Four-Eighteen Project United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California Chr United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Domestic Workers Alliance Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 625
Austin Film Society United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Caring Choices Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Conservation Earth, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Athena Academy Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Westside Baby United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
EBP Chile SpA Chile Environment Donor Advised 2018 30,990
Bring Me A Book Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Benedict's Ladder: A Representative Payee Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 147,915

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13110 records found.