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)
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Montalvo Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Technion Research and Development Foundation Ltd. N/A Israel Sciences Donor Advised 2019 384,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Better Markets Inc N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200,000
The Jazz Gallery N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Fair Count, Inc. N/A GA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
BVM Capacity Building Institute Inc N/A GA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Voter Participation Center N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 33,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 433,820
First Civilizations Inc N/A MO United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The Primary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,885,000
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 400
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2019 100,000
All Saints Episcopal Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Amani Global Works N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 5,466,120

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Montalvo Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Technion Research and Development Foundation Ltd. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 384,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Better Markets Inc N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200,000
The Jazz Gallery N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Fair Count, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
BVM Capacity Building Institute Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Voter Participation Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 33,000
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2019 433,820
First Civilizations Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The Primary School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 3,885,000
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 400
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Animal Equality N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Page SUM 5,760,920

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Wesleyan University CT Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Echoing Green, Inc. NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Community School of Music & Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2019 20,000
American Prairie Foundation MT Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Anthony Manning Kunin Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Bellarmine College Preparatory CA Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Congregation Beth Am CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Poly Canyon Ventures CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Global Witness Foundation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Social Good Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Lake Tahoe Conservation Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Charles Armstrong School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Story of Stuff Project CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Bard College NY Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 202,500

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Montalvo Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Technion Research and Development Foundation Ltd. Israel Sciences Donor Advised 2019 384,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Better Markets Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200,000
The Jazz Gallery United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Fair Count, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
BVM Capacity Building Institute Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Voter Participation Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 33,000
Tides Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 433,820
First Civilizations Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The Primary School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,885,000
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York United States Education Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Downtown Streets, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 400
Common Sense Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 100,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Community Initiatives United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Family Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Page SUM 5,565,920

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13280 records found.