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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. N/A MD United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,500
The UCLA Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Las Lomitas Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Acres, Inc. N/A IN United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Feeding America N/A DC United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Urban Justice Center N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Billie Holiday Theatre Incorporated N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Think of Us Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
That Man May See, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 6,630
Truckee Tahoe Community Foundation N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Bread & Roses Presents Marin CA United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Polaris Project N/A DC United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,683
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Chronicle Season of Sharing Fund San Francisco CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Eagle Island Inc N/A NJ United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Artists Association of Nantucket N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 935,813

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,500
The UCLA Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Las Lomitas Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Acres, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Feeding America N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Urban Justice Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Billie Holiday Theatre Incorporated N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Think of Us Contra Costa Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
That Man May See, Inc. San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 6,630
Truckee Tahoe Community Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Bread & Roses Presents Marin Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Polaris Project N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,683
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Chronicle Season of Sharing Fund San Francisco Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Eagle Island Inc N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Artists Association of Nantucket N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 935,813

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Sequoia Adult School Scholars CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Real Hope for Haiti IN Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Marin Agricultural Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Father Flanagans Boys Home NE Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Benedict's Ladder: A Representative Payee Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Forever Young Foundation AZ General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,500
St. Francis High School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 24,000
Aspire Public Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Golden Thread Productions CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Pratham USA TX Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
CorpsAfrica DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
The Aspen Institute, Inc. DC Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Unitarian Universalist Justice Ministry of California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750
Full Circle Exchange International Inc ID General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Camp Kesem National CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Transfiguration Episcopal Church CA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Austin Film Society TX Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 625,500

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,500
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Las Lomitas Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Acres, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Feeding America United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Urban Justice Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Billie Holiday Theatre Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Think of Us United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
That Man May See, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 6,630
Truckee Tahoe Community Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Bread & Roses Presents United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Polaris Project United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,683
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Chronicle Season of Sharing Fund United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Eagle Island Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Artists Association of Nantucket United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 935,813

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13110 records found.