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 Statesort descending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Berkeley Repertory Theatre Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Episcopal Community Services of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
MyPath San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 200,000
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Abode Services Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
California Fire Foundation N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Cabrillo College Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Assistance League of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Odyssey Learning Center Inc N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 656,200

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of Bern N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Curtis Institute of Music N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Curtis Institute of Music N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
AARP Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
University of Maryland, Baltimore County N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 111,282
University of Massachusetts Boston N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 56,000
Dorothy and Charles Mosesian Center for the Arts N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
South King County Food Coalition N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Friends of Mount Auburn Cemetery N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Historical Society of Watertown N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,875
Museum of Science N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Childrens Museum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sundance Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Rose N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Yale University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Windward Fund N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Rural Development Institute N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Page SUM 656,657

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church CA Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Foundation for Regional Transit CA Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 21,000
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
History San Jose CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Palo Alto History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. CA Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Spartan Foundation Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Downtown Streets Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Mi Familia Vota Education Fund CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Green Foothills Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Asha for Education CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Sustainable Conservation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Aspire Public Schools CA Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 47,091
Social Good Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 31,500
Page SUM 278,341

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Vascular Cures United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Opera Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Governing Council of the University of Toronto Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 138,000
3rd I South Asian Independent Film United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
At the Crossroads United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Arts Guild United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
California Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco University High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Lions Club International Ftdn United States Donor Advised 2018 2,200
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 7,200,000
New Door Ventures United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Marin Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
The Center For Documentary Studies United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Independent Feature Project, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
World Central Kitchen Incorporated United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Page SUM 9,440,100

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13110 records found.