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 Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
ACLU Foundation of Southern Calif N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Sigma Chi Chi Chapter of Chi Eta Phi Sorority Incorporated N/A AR United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Caring Choices Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Conservation Earth, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Local Development Corporation of East New York N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Athena Academy Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
About-Face Media Literacy Inc. San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Westside Baby N/A WA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
HandsOn Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Benedict's Ladder: A Representative Payee Service N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 155,300

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Arthritis Foundation, Inc. N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Boulder Valley Womens Health Center Inc N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Downtown Tempe Foundation N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
Big Sur Land Trust N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Kelly S Brush Foundation N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Kids At Hope N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Light From Light Inc N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
My Brothers Keeper Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Performing Arts Weber N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
PORCH-Durham N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Girls Incorporated of the Central Coast N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Robin Hood Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Surfrider Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Brown University of Providence N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
For the Girls N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 660,750

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The San Francisco School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Good Plus Foundation Inc NY Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Compass High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Illinois Foundation IL Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tipping Point Community CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
JDRF International CA Health Donor Advised 2018 400
Wake Forest University NC Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Rape Trauma Services CA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Lewis and Clark College OR Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Regents of the University of California At San Diego CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 400
Carnegie Mellon University PA Education Donor Advised 2018 -15
New Conservatory CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Call to Justice CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Southern Carolina Appleseed Legal Justice Center SC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 33,160
New Conservatory CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Crohn's & Colitis Foundation Inc MN Health Donor Advised 2018 400
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System WI Donor Advised 2018 524,871
Page SUM 584,766

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Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
ACLU Foundation of Southern Calif United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Sigma Chi Chi Chapter of Chi Eta Phi Sorority Incorporated United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Caring Choices Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Conservation Earth, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Samaritan House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Local Development Corporation of East New York United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Athena Academy Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
About-Face Media Literacy Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Westside Baby United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
HandsOn Bay Area United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Benedict's Ladder: A Representative Payee Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 155,300

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13110 records found.