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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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)
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
Everhart Museum of Natural History, Science & Art N/A PA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
Friends of Stevens Creek Trail Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
American Repertory Theatre N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wesleyan University N/A CT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 18,850
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
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
Gathering 4 Gardner Inc N/A MI United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Compassion Institute San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
One Degree San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,637,400

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
Everhart Museum of Natural History, Science & Art N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Caring Choices Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Conservation Earth, Inc. San Mateo Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Friends of Stevens Creek Trail Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Repertory Theatre N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wesleyan University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 18,850
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Gathering 4 Gardner Inc N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal Santa Clara Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Compassion Institute San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
One Degree San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,637,400

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
National Governors Association Center for Best Practices DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
UC Hastings Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
CASA of San Mateo County CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Caminar CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services TX International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Escuela Xochitl Tonatiuh Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 953
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
PRX Incorporated MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Save the Bay CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cancer CAREpoint Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bay Area Rescue Mission CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
Hopalong Animal Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Share Our Strength Inc MD Food Security Donor Advised 2018 650,000
St. Joseph Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pursuit of Excellence CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Young Scholars Fund Inc MA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Embarcadero Institute CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 979,053

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
Everhart Museum of Natural History, Science & Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
Friends of Stevens Creek Trail United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Repertory Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wesleyan University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 18,850
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
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
Gathering 4 Gardner Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Compassion Institute United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
One Degree United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,637,400

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13110 records found.