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)
St. Joseph Carmelite Monastery N/A WA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Link Media, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Wai-Anae Community Re-Development Corporation N/A HI United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
St. Francis High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Andre Sobel River of Life Foundation N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 30,000
American Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Shakespeare-San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
GRID Alternatives Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 275,000
CollegeSpring Inc Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern Oregon Humane Society N/A OR United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fundacion Tarahumara Jose A. Llaguno N/A Mexico Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 55,000
University of Utah N/A UT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Capital Area Immigrants' Rights Coalition N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 175,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Girls Middle School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mithil Prasad Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
Berkshire Montessori School Inc N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,000,000
Page SUM 10,132,300

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
St. Joseph Carmelite Monastery N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Link Media, Inc. San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Wai-Anae Community Re-Development Corporation N/A Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
St. Francis High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Andre Sobel River of Life Foundation N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 30,000
American Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Shakespeare-San Francisco San Francisco Donor Advised 2018 1,000
GRID Alternatives Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 275,000
CollegeSpring Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern Oregon Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fundacion Tarahumara Jose A. Llaguno N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 55,000
University of Utah N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Capital Area Immigrants' Rights Coalition N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 175,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Girls Middle School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mithil Prasad Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
Berkshire Montessori School Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 7,000,000
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
College Track CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Berklee College of Music, Inc. MA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
That Man May See, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Teen Success, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Belmont-Redwood Shores Public School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Bay East Association of Realtors Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Carmel Mission Foundation Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Cristosal Inc. NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Mateo Sister City Association Inc CA Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Napa County Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 600
Northern Calfornia AmericanSaddlebred Horse Association CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 535,200

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
St. Joseph Carmelite Monastery United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Link Media, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Wai-Anae Community Re-Development Corporation United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
St. Francis High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Andre Sobel River of Life Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 30,000
American Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Shakespeare-San Francisco United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
GRID Alternatives United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 275,000
CollegeSpring Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern Oregon Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fundacion Tarahumara Jose A. Llaguno Mexico Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 55,000
University of Utah United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Capital Area Immigrants' Rights Coalition United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 175,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Girls Middle School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mithil Prasad Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
Berkshire Montessori School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,000,000
Page SUM 10,132,300

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13110 records found.