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 descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Arizona State University Foundation N/A AZ United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 53,716
Catholic Charities USA N/A MD United States Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Trinity Presbyterian Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,850
Indivisible Civic Engagement Inc N/A DC United States Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tim Brauch Memorial Skate Park Fund N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Hawaii Community Foundation N/A HI United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Institute for Market Transformation Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250,000
University of Wisconsin Foundation N/A WI United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
AARP Foundation N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula College Fund San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Congregation Adat Yeshurun N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,210
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends for Survival N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Texas at Dallas N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Crafty Mart N/A OH United States Other Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 1,241,776

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Children's Clinic Serving Children and Their Families N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wildflower Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 650,000
The Courage Campaign Institute N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Regents University of California Los Angeles N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,500
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Water Wells for Africa N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 30,074
CorpsAfrica N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Guiding Eyes for the Blind Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Agrarian Land Trust N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Up with People-Incorporated California N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Tony Hawk Foundation N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Alliance for Excellent Education, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
New York Road Runners Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 650
Animal Equality Brasil N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 577,020
Empirical Resolution Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 450,000
Fidecomiso de la Tierra del Cano Martin Pena N/A Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Crisis Action, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Fugees Family Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 4,356,194

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Community Services Agency CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lewis and Clark College OR Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Somos Mayfair Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Jazz House Kids Inc. NJ Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
US Lacrosse Inc MD Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Congregation Beth Am CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 350
Mentor Tutor Connection CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of Arizona Foundation AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Rotary Foundation of Rotary International IL International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 349,900

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Arizona State University Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 53,716
Catholic Charities USA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Trinity Presbyterian Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,850
Indivisible Civic Engagement Inc United States Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tim Brauch Memorial Skate Park Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Hawaii Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Institute for Market Transformation Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250,000
University of Wisconsin Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
AARP Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula College Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Silicon Valley Children's Fund United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Congregation Adat Yeshurun United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,210
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends for Survival United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Texas at Dallas United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Crafty Mart United States Other Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 1,241,776

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13110 records found.