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)
Turtle Island Restoration Network N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Defenders of Wildlife N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
DonorsChoose.org N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Gary Sinise Foundation N/A CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 10,600
Nantucket Preservation Trust, Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
My New Red Shoes San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Jikoji Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Girls Incorporated of the Central Coast N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
AchieveKids Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 16
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Maplight Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,400
Cornerstone Fellowship of Livermore California Alameda CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Notre Dame High School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Climate Ride, Inc. N/A MT United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Gold Coast Veterans Foundation N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Page SUM 351,816

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Nantucket Preservation Trust, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CHP 11-99 Foundation N/A Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 31,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
My New Red Shoes San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Jikoji Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Girls Incorporated of the Central Coast N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
AchieveKids Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 16
Art in Action San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 800
Stand Up Placer, Inc. N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
BASIC Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County San Mateo Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Youth Community Service, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Regents of the University of California N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Morgan Autism Center Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 13,000
United States Olympic Committee N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Francis High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Association for the Advancement of Science N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 59,110
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,364
Page SUM 405,540

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
The Exploratorium CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Congregation Beth David CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sunshine Gardens Elementary School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Nami Santa Cruz County CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of Nevada Reno Foundation NV Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Tony Hawk Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Success Academy Charter Schools Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
First Presbyterian Church of Ashland OR Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco AIDS Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Chicago Media Project IL Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,275
Niches Land Trust Inc IN Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Skid Row Housing Trust CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Array Alliance Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Peninsula Family Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 3,082,175

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Nantucket Preservation Trust, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CHP 11-99 Foundation United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 31,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
My New Red Shoes United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Jikoji United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Girls Incorporated of the Central Coast United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
AchieveKids United States Education Donor Advised 2018 16
Art in Action United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 800
Stand Up Placer, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
BASIC Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Youth Community Service, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Regents of the University of California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Morgan Autism Center United States Education Donor Advised 2018 13,000
United States Olympic Committee United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Francis High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Association for the Advancement of Science United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 59,110
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,364
Page SUM 405,540

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13110 records found.