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)
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Geohazards International San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Dunstan's Episcopal Church N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
At the Crossroads San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,736
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Caring Choices Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Caring Choices Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
Women Win Foundation Inc San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 270,000
Humane Society of Ventura County N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Montalvo Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Tipping Point Community San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Federacion Indigena Empresarial y Comunidades Locales de Mex N/A Mexico Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 32,000
The Edible Schoolyard Project Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Global Development N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 49,942
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 569,428

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Geohazards International San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Dunstan's Episcopal Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
At the Crossroads San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,736
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Caring Choices Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Caring Choices Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
Women Win Foundation Inc San Francisco International Development Donor Advised 2018 270,000
Humane Society of Ventura County N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Montalvo Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Tipping Point Community San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Federacion Indigena Empresarial y Comunidades Locales de Mex N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 32,000
The Edible Schoolyard Project Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Global Development N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 49,942
The Nueva School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 569,428

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New England Conservatory of Music MA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Continental Divide Trail Coalition CO Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
PARS Equality Center CA Immigration Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Aim High for High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Squash On Track CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Thistle Farms TN Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Pepperdine University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Communities In Schools, Inc. VA Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Trustees of Columbia University in The City of New York NY Education Donor Advised 2018 110,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Jazz House Kids Inc. NJ Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The University of Spiritual Healing and Sufism CA Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church CA Donor Advised 2018 3,664
Kind, Inc. DC Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 813,064

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Earth Island Institute Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Geohazards International United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Dunstan's Episcopal Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
At the Crossroads United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,736
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Caring Choices Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Caring Choices Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
Women Win Foundation Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 270,000
Humane Society of Ventura County United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Montalvo Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Tipping Point Community United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Federacion Indigena Empresarial y Comunidades Locales de Mex Mexico Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 32,000
The Edible Schoolyard Project United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Global Development United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 49,942
The Nueva School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 569,428

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13110 records found.