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 Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The San Francisco Playhouse San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
East Lynne Theater Company N/A NJ United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Phillips Exeter Academy N/A NH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 51,000
Rudolf Steiner Foundation, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Karidat N/A MP United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Hand in Hand American Friends of Cntr for Jewish-Arab Edu in N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pachamama Alliance San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 18,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Project Open Hand San Francisco CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pie Ranch N/A CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
VMC Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 200
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New America Foundation N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Marine Science Institute San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trust for Public Land San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
International Sonoran Desert Alliance N/A AZ United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 27,000
Page SUM 566,450

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Shotgun Players Inc Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
TransFormCA Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 725,000
Video Internet Distribution Education Opportunity Inc. Alameda Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 400
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 -46
Mosaic Project Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pieta House Alameda Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,700
Berkeley City Club Conservancy Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Crosspulse Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Flourish Agenda Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 -113
New Schools Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,535,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 225
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 4,200
Community Works West Inc Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,400,000
California College of the Arts Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Alameda Girls Softball Association Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Livermore Diablos Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 4,264,616

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fuller Project for International Reporting Inc DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Central Asia Institute MT International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Initiatives CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
FUSE Corps CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Community School of Music & Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Foundation for a College Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Generation Citizen Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2018 24,500
Community Services Agency CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Girls Middle School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti MA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Grassroots Ecology CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Teach For All Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,000
International Planned Parenthood Federation NY Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Alliance for Climate Protection DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Peninsula School, Ltd. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
The Praxis Project, Inc. DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 418,950

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Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The San Francisco Playhouse United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
East Lynne Theater Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Phillips Exeter Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 51,000
Rudolf Steiner Foundation, Inc. United States Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Karidat United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Hand in Hand American Friends of Cntr for Jewish-Arab Edu in United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pachamama Alliance United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 18,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Project Open Hand United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pie Ranch United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
VMC Foundation United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 200
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Bridge Program United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New America Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Marine Science Institute United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trust for Public Land United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
International Sonoran Desert Alliance United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 27,000
Page SUM 566,450

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13110 records found.