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 descending Year Amount (USD)
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Redwood City Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Compass High School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Highlands Preschool Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Nevada Reno Foundation N/A NV United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
All Saints Episcopal Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Women Make Movies N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
First Church of Christ Scientist Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Syzygy Dance Project Marin CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Feminist Majority Foundation N/A VA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Project Heal - Help to Eat Accept & Live N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sierra Roots N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Asian Americans for Community Involvement of Santa Clara Cou Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Stanford Jazz Workshop N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Susan G Komen Breast Cancer Foundation N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Doris Dillon School in Cambodia Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 400
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Johns Hopkins University N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2018 45,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Redwood City Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Compass High School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Highlands Preschool Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Nevada Reno Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
All Saints Episcopal Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Women Make Movies N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
First Church of Christ Scientist Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Syzygy Dance Project Marin Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Feminist Majority Foundation N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Project Heal - Help to Eat Accept & Live N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sierra Roots N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Asian Americans for Community Involvement of Santa Clara Cou Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Stanford Jazz Workshop N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Susan G Komen Breast Cancer Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Doris Dillon School in Cambodia Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 400
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Johns Hopkins University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 45,000
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Generation Citizen Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Environmental Grantmakers Association NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,700
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Center for Early Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Education Trust CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Jeremiah's Promise CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Congregation Kol Emeth CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Urban Justice Center NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
California Family Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Kids & Art Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
City Fund VA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 885,469
True Love Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lane College TN Education Donor Advised 2018 400
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Junipero Serra High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Talkingpoints CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 1,349,319

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Redwood City Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Compass High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Highlands Preschool United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Nevada Reno Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
All Saints Episcopal Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Women Make Movies United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
First Church of Christ Scientist United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Syzygy Dance Project United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Feminist Majority Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Project Heal - Help to Eat Accept & Live United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sierra Roots United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Asian Americans for Community Involvement of Santa Clara Cou United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Stanford Jazz Workshop United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Susan G Komen Breast Cancer Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Doris Dillon School in Cambodia United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 400
United Methodist Church of Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Johns Hopkins University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Page SUM 281,300

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13110 records found.