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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,600
California Academy of Science San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Holy Spirit School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Asian Pacific Institute On Gender-Based Violence Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Trust for Public Land San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cupertino DeAnza Lions Charities Inc Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Gregory Catholic School San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,200
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Adas Cafe Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Mothers Against Murder Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 339,750

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 2,600
California Academy of Science San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Holy Spirit School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Asian Pacific Institute On Gender-Based Violence Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Trust for Public Land San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cupertino DeAnza Lions Charities Inc Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Gregory Catholic School San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,200
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Adas Cafe Santa Clara Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Mothers Against Murder Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 339,750

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
PEF Israel Endowment Funds, Inc. NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bayshore Elementary School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Sonoma Ecology Center CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wesley United Methodist Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
VMC Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Howard University DC Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of the Animal Shelter OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Carry the Vision CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Learning Center CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Bethel Church of Redding CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oregon State University Foundation OR Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Exploratorium CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Nike Animal Rescue Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Family Connections CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Northern California Community Loan Fund CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
Redwood City Sequoia Awards Inc CA Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 111,300

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Thesmallslivefoundationinc United States Other Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Swarthmore College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PICO National Network United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
The Niskanen Center, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Abilities United United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 272,000
Learning Center United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of Nottingham England Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Marin Montessori School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Shriners Hospitals for Children United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mepkin Abbey Catholic Conference United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Nantucket Atheneum United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pathways for America, Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Urban Justice Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Dancers Group United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
National Lead for America Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Midtown Partners Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,460,100

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13110 records found.