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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Edcamp Foundation N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 15,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2020 5,000
St. Peter's Episcopal Church N/A NJ United States Religion Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Entertainment Industry Foundation N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2020 500
Equal Opportunity Schools N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 75,000
Sundance Institute N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 21,600
Tahirih Justice Center N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2020 2,520
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2020 200
The Food Bank of Northern Nevada Inc N/A NV United States Food Security Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 240,000
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 7,500
The Salvation Army N/A AZ United States Religion Donor Advised 2020 250
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2020 500
FWD.us Education Fund Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2020 50,000
Girls on the Run of Greater Sacramento N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 1,000
The Voter Participation Center N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 12,500
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 100,000
Global Press Institute N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2020 100,000
Greater Farallones Association San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 15,000
Treasure Island Museum San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 4,200
Page SUM 660,770

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Edcamp Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2020 15,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2020 5,000
St. Peter's Episcopal Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Entertainment Industry Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2020 500
Equal Opportunity Schools N/A Education Donor Advised 2020 75,000
Sundance Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 21,600
Tahirih Justice Center N/A International Development Donor Advised 2020 2,520
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2020 200
The Food Bank of Northern Nevada Inc N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 240,000
The Nueva School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2020 7,500
The Salvation Army N/A Religion Donor Advised 2020 250
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2020 500
FWD.us Education Fund Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2020 50,000
Girls on the Run of Greater Sacramento N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 1,000
The Voter Participation Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 12,500
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2020 100,000
Global Press Institute N/A International Development Donor Advised 2020 100,000
Greater Farallones Association San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 15,000
Treasure Island Museum San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 4,200
Page SUM 660,770

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14797 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Backstoppers Inc MO Public Safety Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Feeding the Gulf Coast AL Food Security Donor Advised 2020 9,500
Food Bank Contra Costa and Solano CA Food Security Donor Advised 2020 1,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm CA Other Donor Advised 2020 500
Foundation for Hearing Research Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2020 14,000
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University CA Education Donor Advised 2020 2,500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 15,000
Gamaliel of California CA Community Development Donor Advised 2020 150,000
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Union Square Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2020 500,000
Green Science Policy Institute CA Environment Donor Advised 2020 250
United Way of Metropolitan Chicago Inc IL Human Services Donor Advised 2020 150,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2020 500
HandsOn Bay Area CA Community Development Donor Advised 2020 500
Hillel the Foundation for Jewish Campus Life VA Religion Donor Advised 2020 2,500
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2020 4,000
University of Washington WA Education Donor Advised 2020 200,000
Page SUM 1,053,250

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14298 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Edcamp Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2020 15,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2020 5,000
St. Peter's Episcopal Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Entertainment Industry Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2020 500
Equal Opportunity Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2020 75,000
Sundance Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 21,600
Tahirih Justice Center United States International Development Donor Advised 2020 2,520
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc United States Food Security Donor Advised 2020 200
The Food Bank of Northern Nevada Inc United States Food Security Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 240,000
The Nueva School United States Education Donor Advised 2020 7,500
The Salvation Army United States Religion Donor Advised 2020 250
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm United States Other Donor Advised 2020 500
FWD.us Education Fund Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2020 50,000
Girls on the Run of Greater Sacramento United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 1,000
The Voter Participation Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 12,500
Tides Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 100,000
Global Press Institute United States International Development Donor Advised 2020 100,000
Greater Farallones Association United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 15,000
Treasure Island Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 4,200
Page SUM 660,770

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14797 records found.