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)
Media Matters for America N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Harvest Heralds, Inc. N/A OR United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Regents of the University of Colorado N/A CO United States Education Donor Advised 2018 8,625
Project Healthy Children N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
El Dorado Musical Theatre N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System N/A WI United States Donor Advised 2018 6,494
Theiss Research N/A CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
American Lung Association in California Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 350
Kimet - Kuumba in Motion Expressing Transformation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Southern Oregon Friends of Hospice N/A OR United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 800
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Shri Radhika Center for Education, Inc N/A FL United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. N/A FL United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
One Mind Institute N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of the Columbia Gorge N/A OR United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 74,603
Enterprise for Youth San Francisco CA United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 353,032

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Media Matters for America N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Harvest Heralds, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Regents of the University of Colorado N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 8,625
Project Healthy Children N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
El Dorado Musical Theatre N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System N/A Donor Advised 2018 6,494
Theiss Research N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
American Lung Association in California Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 500
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 350
Kimet - Kuumba in Motion Expressing Transformation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Southern Oregon Friends of Hospice N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 800
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Shri Radhika Center for Education, Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
One Mind Institute N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of the Columbia Gorge N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 74,603
Enterprise for Youth San Francisco Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 353,032

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North American Friends of Oranim, Inc. WI International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Family Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco State University Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Hawaii Leadership Forum HI Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Jennings County Community Foundation Inc IN Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
SHELTER, Inc. CA Other Donor Advised 2018 250
Broad Institute, Inc. MA Health Donor Advised 2018 175,000
Teen Success, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Live in Peace Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Helping Educate to Advance the Rights of the Deaf DC Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Selby Lane School Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Kappa Alpha Order Educational Foundation VA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Mahereza Nutrition and Health Center Inc CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Orphan Secure CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Panetta Institute For Public Policy CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Ukiah Symphony Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 2,352,000

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Project HIRED United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Commission to Every Nation Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Utah Film Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Salvation Army United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
One East Palo Alto United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of Children With Special Needs United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Vote.org United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 23,368
All Stars Helping Kids, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
One Dollar For Life United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Comptroller United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,600
The Trust for Hidden Villa United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Childfund International USA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 533
Page SUM 158,701

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