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)
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 11,029
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Southern California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Parkside Boosters San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Geohazards International San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Hospital for Hope India, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Scalawag N/A NC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A OK United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St Francis of Assisi Animal Rescue of Santa Clara County Inc N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 100,000
UMBC Foundation N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -5,750
Madera County Sheriff's Foundation N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Tahoe-Pyramid Trail Inc. N/A NV United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Alliance for College-Ready Public Schools N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
How Far Foundation Incorporated N/A GA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Page SUM 290,479

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 11,029
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Southern California N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Parkside Boosters San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Geohazards International San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Hospital for Hope India, Inc. Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Scalawag N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St Francis of Assisi Animal Rescue of Santa Clara County Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 100,000
UMBC Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 -5,750
Madera County Sheriff's Foundation N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Tahoe-Pyramid Trail Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Alliance for College-Ready Public Schools N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
How Far Foundation Incorporated N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Page SUM 290,479

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Cow Hollow Preschool CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Global Fund for Children DC General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 28,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Los Gatos Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Youth Radio CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Stride Center CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Teen Success, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Woodside High School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Mounted Patrol of San Mateo County Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Lead for America Inc NC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
FoodCorps, Inc. OR Food Security Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Rural Development Institute WA International Development Donor Advised 2018 125,000
CASA of San Mateo County CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Solidago Foundation MA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
D C Preparatory Academy DC Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,333,250

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 11,029
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Southern California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Parkside Boosters United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Geohazards International United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Hospital for Hope India, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Scalawag United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
The Trust for Hidden Villa United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St Francis of Assisi Animal Rescue of Santa Clara County Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 100,000
UMBC Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -5,750
Madera County Sheriff's Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Ballet Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Tahoe-Pyramid Trail Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Alliance for College-Ready Public Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
How Far Foundation Incorporated United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Page SUM 290,479

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13110 records found.