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)
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. N/A FL United States Other Donor Advised 2018 7,200
Vassar College N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 8,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Western Landowners Alliance N/A NM United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
First Look Media Works Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 23,800,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 350
Shasta Regional Community Foundation N/A CA United States Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Kartemquin Educational Films N/A IL United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Paul Church San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Mateo County Libraries San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Town Cats of Morgan Hill Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
University of Oregon Foundation N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Young Dreamer Network Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
TeachAIDS N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Meals on Wheels America N/A VA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 23,892,050

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
TREATY Total Immersion Educational Endowment Fund Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sri Dhanvantri Trust N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 145
Exhibition District Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 33,500
Kind, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Benedict's Ladder: A Representative Payee Service N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
5280 High School N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Community Foundation of New Jersey N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
St. Andrews Episcopal School, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 225,000
California College of the Arts Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Project TF San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Art in Action San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Congregation Beth David Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 7,200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of Huddart and Wunderlich Parks San Mateo Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Village Cooperative Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Environmental Traveling Companions San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
NC State Engineering Foundation, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Page SUM 3,176,595

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Innovations for Poverty Action CT International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Heartland Film, Inc. IN Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Compass Family Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cancer CAREpoint CA Health Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Salvation Army OR Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
JDRF International NY Health Donor Advised 2018 500
College Track CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New Creation Home Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Saratoga Federated Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Oregon Public Broadcasting OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
The Exploratorium CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Sonoma Valley Mentoring Alliance, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Family and Children Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Lazarex Cancer Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,600
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
At the Crossroads CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Lamplighters Music Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 96,250

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
TREATY Total Immersion Educational Endowment Fund Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sri Dhanvantri Trust India Health Donor Advised 2018 145
Exhibition District United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 33,500
Kind, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Benedict's Ladder: A Representative Payee Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
5280 High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Community Foundation of New Jersey United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
St. Andrews Episcopal School, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 225,000
California College of the Arts United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Project TF United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Art in Action United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Congregation Beth David United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 7,200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of Huddart and Wunderlich Parks United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Village Cooperative Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Environmental Traveling Companions United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
NC State Engineering Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Page SUM 3,176,595

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13110 records found.