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)
Benedict's Ladder: A Representative Payee Service N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,100
Sarara Institute N/A CO United States Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Bowery Residents Committee, Inc. N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cougar Fund Inc N/A WY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Golden Thread Productions San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Special Olympics, Inc. N/A DC United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Stand for Children Leadership Center N/A OR United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
MomsRising Education Fund N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Givelight Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Truckee Church of the Mountains United Methodist Church N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
William Marsh Rice University N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Educating Tanzania Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
uAspire Inc Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History N/A CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Franklin Education Forum N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 851,050

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Benedict's Ladder: A Representative Payee Service N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,100
Sarara Institute N/A Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Bowery Residents Committee, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cougar Fund Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Golden Thread Productions San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Special Olympics, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Stand for Children Leadership Center N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
MomsRising Education Fund N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Givelight Foundation Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Truckee Church of the Mountains United Methodist Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
William Marsh Rice University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Educating Tanzania Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
uAspire Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Franklin Education Forum N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 851,050

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Chabad of Greater South Bay CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
National Congress of American Indians DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Corporate Accountability International MA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New England Hemophilia Association, Inc. MA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
DataKind NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 220,000
Jefferson Education Exchange Inc VA Education Donor Advised 2018 154,000
The Nueva School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
New York Academy of Medicine NY Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of Wisconsin Foundation WI General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Ashland Emergency Food Bank OR Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
There With Care of the Bay Area CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Berkeley City Club Conservancy CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Call to Justice CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Redwood City Elementary School District CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 775,200

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Notre Dame Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Pacific Repertory Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Make-A-Wish Foundation of America United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas West Midwest Community Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 14,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Arts Guild United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Committee for Green Foothills United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Nature Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Berkeley Student Cooperative Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Nature Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 335,000
Samaritan House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Carolina for Kibera, Inc. United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 25,000
College Foundation of the University of Virginia United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
GivePower Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 838,000
Page SUM 2,283,200

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13110 records found.