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)
Marin Agricultural Land Trust N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Intermusic Sf San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A GA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Francis High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Olive Seed Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Santa Barbara International Film Festival, Inc. N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
University of Nashville Montgomery Bell Academy N/A TN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
One East Palo Alto San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
EinDollarBrille e.V. N/A Germany Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Jose Auxiliary for Children Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Rye Historical Society N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Luis A Ferre Foundation Inc. N/A PR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Catholic Answers Inc. N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Mind and Life Institute N/A VA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Mentor Tutor Connection Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 125,200

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Kitchen Sisters Productions San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,250
American Prairie Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fayerweather Street School, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Loyola University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Dignity Health San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sundance Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 400
Mountain View Educational Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Bonds Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Morrissey-Compton Educational Center San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Matthew Catholic School San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,200
University of Southern California San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Srv2thrv Foundation N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Palo Alto Friends Nursery School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Berkeley Lab Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Breakthrough Silicon Valley CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Zen Center A Corporation Sole CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The UCLA Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Pelican Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sky's the Limit Fund CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Chess-in-the-Schools, Inc. NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Barnard College NY Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
St. Patrick's Seminary CA Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Urban Justice Center NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Sierra Service Project CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Roses in Concrete CA Education Donor Advised 2018 685,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,217,250

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Kitchen Sisters Productions United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for a College Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,250
American Prairie Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fayerweather Street School, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Loyola University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Dignity Health United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sundance Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 400
Mountain View Educational Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Bonds Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Morrissey-Compton Educational Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Matthew Catholic School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,200
University of Southern California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Srv2thrv Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 217,200

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13110 records found.