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)
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Foundation of Western Nevada N/A NV United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 60,000
First Presbyterian Church of Burlingame San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sightsavers Inc N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Amici Lovaniensis Inc N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Nature Conservancy, Inc. N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Camping & Education Foundation N/A OH United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Kenya HELP San Mateo CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
All Five San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 380
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Karam Foundation NFP N/A IL United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Austin Film Society N/A TX United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Trustees for Harvard University N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lindsey Vonn Foundation N/A OH United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 275
Page SUM 2,779,105

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Foundation of Western Nevada N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 60,000
First Presbyterian Church of Burlingame San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sightsavers Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Amici Lovaniensis Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Nature Conservancy, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Camping & Education Foundation N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Kenya HELP San Mateo International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
All Five San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 380
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Karam Foundation NFP N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Austin Film Society N/A Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Trustees for Harvard University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lindsey Vonn Foundation N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 275
Page SUM 2,779,105

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole WY Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Kansas University Endowment Association KS Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Scripted, Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Living on the Edge with Chip Ingram GA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation TX Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Harlem Children's Zone Inc NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Don't Ever Give Up, Inc. NC Health Donor Advised 2018 -52,413
Samaritan House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Independent Feature Project, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Court Watch NOLA LA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Wellspring CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Learning Ally Inc NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Santa Clara County Open Space Authority CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Earth University Foundation GA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,500
Page SUM 323,037

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Foundation of Western Nevada United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Family Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 60,000
First Presbyterian Church of Burlingame United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sightsavers Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Amici Lovaniensis Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Nature Conservancy, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Camping & Education Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Kenya HELP United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
All Five United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 380
Earth Island Institute Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Karam Foundation NFP United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Austin Film Society United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Trustees for Harvard University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lindsey Vonn Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 275
Page SUM 2,779,105

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13110 records found.