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)
Anti-Defamation League N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mayan Families N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco State University San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Film Forum, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. N/A KS United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
American Heart Association Inc N/A TX United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Institute for Educational Advancement N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Core Gift Institute N/A WA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Future Problem Solving Program International, Inc. N/A CA United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Peter's Episcopal Church N/A NJ United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Auxiliary for Children Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 134,750

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Anti-Defamation League N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mayan Families N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco State University San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Film Forum, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
American Heart Association Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Institute for Educational Advancement N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Core Gift Institute N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Future Problem Solving Program International, Inc. N/A Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Peter's Episcopal Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Auxiliary for Children Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 134,750

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Higher Ground Sun Valley Inc ID Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Grand Teton National Park Foundation WY Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,600
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Upstream Policy Institute Inc. ME Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Voto Latino Inc DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Redwood City Friends of Literacy CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Chabad of Greater South Bay CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Cougar Robotics, Inc KS Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Internationals Network for Public Schools Inc NY Other Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 380,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland CA Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Rohnert Park Swim Club CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kind, Inc. DC Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 625,100

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Anti-Defamation League United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mayan Families United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco State University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Film Forum, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
American Heart Association Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Institute for Educational Advancement United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Core Gift Institute United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Future Problem Solving Program International, Inc. United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Peter's Episcopal Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Auxiliary for Children United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 134,750

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13110 records found.