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)
Camaldolese Hermits of America N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Doris Dillon School in Cambodia Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 400
St. Anthony's Catholic Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
The Aspen Institute, Inc. N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The Further Arts Committee N/A Vanuatu Environment Donor Advised 2019 47,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Together Education Inc N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 4,650
Church Creek Presbyterian Church N/A SC United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Costanoan Indian Research Inc N/A CA United States Other Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Code for America Labs San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
University of Chicago N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2019 -151
Page SUM 588,649

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Camaldolese Hermits of America N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Doris Dillon School in Cambodia Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2019 400
St. Anthony's Catholic Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
The Aspen Institute, Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The Further Arts Committee N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 47,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Together Education Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 4,650
Church Creek Presbyterian Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Costanoan Indian Research Inc N/A Other Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Code for America Labs San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
University of Chicago N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 -151
Page SUM 588,649

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Felidae Conservation Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Day Worker Center of Mountain View CA Immigration Donor Advised 2019 500
WildAid, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Woodside Parents Nursery School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Yeshivah High School of Arizona AZ Education Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
M E B Alliance for Educator Diversity Inc TX Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Matriculate Inc NY Human Services Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Choate Rosemary Hall Foundation Incorporated CT Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 10,775
Mid-Peninsula Education Center Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Monterey Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Be The Match Foundation MN Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Kappa Alpha Order Educational Foundation VA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
10 Thousand Windows, Inc. TN Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
myAgro Farms CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Lanai Cat Sanctuary Inc. HI Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo Co CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 110,000
Page SUM 761,475

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Camaldolese Hermits of America United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Doris Dillon School in Cambodia United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 400
St. Anthony's Catholic Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Sunnyvale Community Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
The Aspen Institute, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The Further Arts Committee Vanuatu Environment Donor Advised 2019 47,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Together Education Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 4,650
Church Creek Presbyterian Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Congregation Beth Am United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Costanoan Indian Research Inc United States Other Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Code for America Labs United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
University of Chicago United States Education Donor Advised 2019 -151
Page SUM 588,649

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13280 records found.