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)
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Morning Forum of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Galapagos Conservancy Inc. Marin VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Junipero Serra High School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Redwood City Parks and Arts Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Glaucoma Research Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Centro Cultural Y De Servicio De Las Americas San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Israel Venture Network Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Theatre First Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Reading Tree San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 750
Earthjustice San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 40,000
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Jews for Jesus San Francisco CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 2,600
Page SUM 264,250

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Morning Forum of Los Altos Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Galapagos Conservancy Inc. Marin Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Junipero Serra High School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Redwood City Parks and Arts Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Glaucoma Research Foundation San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Centro Cultural Y De Servicio De Las Americas San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Israel Venture Network Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Theatre First Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Reading Tree San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 750
Earthjustice San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 40,000
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Jews for Jesus San Francisco Other Donor Advised 2018 2,600
Page SUM 264,250

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Santa Barbara Sheng Zhen Society CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Delta Upsilon Educational Foundation, Inc. IN Education Donor Advised 2018 16,000
Peninsula Symphony of Northern California Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of the Los Angeles River CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,600
Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing, Inc. VA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Prince of Peace Catholic Church IN Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,600
Community Services Agency CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Santa Barbara Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Opera Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Mongol Ecology Center AZ Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Soze Foundation NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
National Multiple Sclerosis Society NY Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Gavilan College Educational Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Living Goods CA Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Sue Duncan Childrens Center Inc. IL Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Eastside College Preparatory School, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 554,700

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
American Jewish World Service, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Project MORE Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
TNTP Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 665,000
Charlie's Acres United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Concentric Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
FINCA International, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Cross Pointe, the Church at Gwinnett Center, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 130,000
Unbound United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 12,520
Seeds of Peace Inc United States Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Maloto Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Center for the Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Tahirih Justice Center United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Homeboy Industries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
IGEM Foundation Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 420,000
Okizu Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 2,299,770

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13110 records found.