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)
Silicon Valley De-Bug Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Nuru International N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 112,389
National Park Foundation N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Environmental Traveling Companions San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Rise Together Education Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ignite Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Diocese of Fall River N/A MA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 20,000
The UC Davis Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Homeward Bound of Marin Marin CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
First Look Media Works Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,200,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Circus Center San Francisco CA United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 800
Reed Institute N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Page SUM 7,444,989

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Silicon Valley De-Bug Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Nuru International N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 112,389
National Park Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Environmental Traveling Companions San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Rise Together Education Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ignite Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Diocese of Fall River N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 20,000
The UC Davis Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Homeward Bound of Marin Marin Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
First Look Media Works Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,200,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Circus Center San Francisco Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 800
Reed Institute N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Page SUM 7,444,989

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Foundation for a College Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Innovate Public Schools CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Cabrillo College Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,750,000
The Agenda Project, Inc. DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
South Evangelical Presbyterian Fellowship CO Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton CA Education Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Room to Read CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Jewish World Service, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Santa Clara County Dental Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Amnesty International of the USA Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Center for Excellence in Nonprofits CA Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Daraja Education Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Sacred Heart Nativity School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Harlem Children's Zone Inc NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,125
Regents of the University of Michigan MI Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Guatemala Human Rights Commission USA DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,978,625

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Silicon Valley De-Bug United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Nuru International United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 112,389
National Park Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pear Avenue Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Environmental Traveling Companions United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Rise Together Education Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ignite United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Diocese of Fall River United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 20,000
The UC Davis Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Homeward Bound of Marin United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
First Look Media Works Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,200,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Circus Center United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 800
Reed Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Page SUM 7,444,989

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13110 records found.