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 Countysort descending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Springfield City School District N/A OH United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
StoryCorps, Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300,000
The General Hospital Corporation N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 249,906
Resource Central N/A CO United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Friends of Nevada Wilderness N/A NV United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Springfield City School District N/A OH United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Liberty PTO N/A WA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Boulder Ballet N/A CO United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Agrarian Land Trust N/A NH United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Meals On Wheels of the Monterey Peninsula Inc N/A CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
ASEAN Foundation N/A Indonesia International Development Corporate Advised 2018 4,400
Placer Food Bank N/A CA United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kelly S Brush Foundation N/A VT United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Center for Science in the Public Interest N/A DC United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Mariachi Heritage Foundation Inc N/A IL United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
AmeriCares Foundation, Inc. N/A CT United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation N/A DC United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Commemorative Air Force N/A TX United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Foundation for Excellence in Higher Education Inc N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 897,556

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Springfield City School District N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
StoryCorps, Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300,000
The General Hospital Corporation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 249,906
Resource Central N/A Environment Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Friends of Nevada Wilderness N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Springfield City School District N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Liberty PTO N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Boulder Ballet N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Agrarian Land Trust N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Meals On Wheels of the Monterey Peninsula Inc N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
ASEAN Foundation N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 4,400
Placer Food Bank N/A Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kelly S Brush Foundation N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Center for Science in the Public Interest N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Mariachi Heritage Foundation Inc N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
AmeriCares Foundation, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Commemorative Air Force N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Foundation for Excellence in Higher Education Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 897,556

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
South Evangelical Presbyterian Fellowship CO Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Charter Fund Inc CO Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000,000
Rainforest Alliance, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of Detroit Mercy MI Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Court Appointed Special Advocates of Santa Cruz County CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Dream Catchers Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
United Methodist Church of Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Center for Journalists Inc. DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Ivy Tech Foundation Inc IN Education Corporate Advised 2018 -640
Be Like Brit Foundation Inc MA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Caminar CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Drexel University PA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Battery Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Junipero Serra High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
High-Tech High Heels TX Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 37,767,810

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Ought Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Coffee House Press Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
God's Company United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Hawaii Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
826 Valencia United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Congregation Beth Am United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Latin American Youth Center, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Raphael House of San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,400
Free at Last Community Recovery and Rehabilitation Services United States Health Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Phoenix Holocaust Survivors Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Community Services Agency United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Springboard Collaborative United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Lewis and Clark College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 648,700

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13110 records found.