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 Countysort descending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Peace Education Fund N/A MD United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Bolinas Museum N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of Princeton University N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
EarthEnable N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 395
Women Involved In Reentry Efforts N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Nantucket Historical Association N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Teachers Elementary Academy N/A IL United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Ignitia N/A Sweden Community Development Donor Advised 2018 -19,975
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New America Foundation N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Granite Bay Rotary Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Hispanic Alliance for Career Enhancement N/A IL United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Mavericks Coastside Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 220,000
Camping Unlimited for the Developmentally Disabled N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
American Atheists, Inc. N/A NJ United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Trustees of Tufts College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Vida Verde Nature Education N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Discovery World, Ltd. N/A WI United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 313,920

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Peace Education Fund N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Bolinas Museum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of Princeton University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
EarthEnable N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 395
Women Involved In Reentry Efforts N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Nantucket Historical Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Teachers Elementary Academy N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Ignitia N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 -19,975
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New America Foundation N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Granite Bay Rotary Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Hispanic Alliance for Career Enhancement N/A Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Mavericks Coastside Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 220,000
Camping Unlimited for the Developmentally Disabled N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
American Atheists, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Trustees of Tufts College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Vida Verde Nature Education N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Discovery World, Ltd. N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 313,920

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Mission Valley ROCP CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
The Fistula Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 600
Rise Against Hunger NC Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 3,452
Monterey Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2018 250
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Youth Leadership Institute CA Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
Bridge Restoration Ministry CA Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Parents Club West Portal School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Creative Center of Los Altos CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
Creative Center of Los Altos CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 300
Creative Center of Los Altos CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
19 for Life Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 303,752

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Food Bank of the Rockies United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Venice Arts United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Greater Chicago Food Depository United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Yampa Valley Medical Center Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Meals on Wheels People Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Lamplighters Music Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Food Bank Contra Costa and Solano United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Iowa State University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Mozilla Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Hospital for Hope India, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Music in the Schools Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Georgetown University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 289,200

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13110 records found.