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)
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Utah Film Center N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The University of Texas at Austin N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 199,583
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Opportunity International, Inc. N/A IL United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Vaad Hanochos Hatmimim Inc N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CSU Fullerton Auxiliary Services Corporation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Random Acts of Flowers San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
NAMI Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hospital Chaplains Ministry of America N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,600
Denison University N/A OH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
DonorsChoose.org N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
World Central Kitchen Inc N/A PA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Latinas Contra Cancer Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Golden State Warriors Community Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Global Livingston Institute N/A CO United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Cascade School of Music N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 832,983

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Utah Film Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The University of Texas at Austin N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 199,583
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Opportunity International, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Vaad Hanochos Hatmimim Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CSU Fullerton Auxiliary Services Corporation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Random Acts of Flowers San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
NAMI Santa Clara County Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hospital Chaplains Ministry of America N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,600
Denison University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
DonorsChoose.org N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
World Central Kitchen Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Latinas Contra Cancer Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Golden State Warriors Community Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Global Livingston Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Cascade School of Music N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 832,983

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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 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The National Association for Urban Debate Leagues IL Education Donor Advised 2018 1,885
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Comptroller DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. MN International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Media Mobilizing Project PA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 140,000
Half the Sky Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Downtown Streets Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Jewish World Service, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Hawaii Public Radio HI Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Digital Promise DC Education Donor Advised 2018 1,448,828
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
The Fistula Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 600
Peninsula Family Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 1,766,263

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Utah Film Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The University of Texas at Austin United States Education Donor Advised 2018 199,583
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Opportunity International, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Vaad Hanochos Hatmimim Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CSU Fullerton Auxiliary Services Corporation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Random Acts of Flowers United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
NAMI Santa Clara County United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hospital Chaplains Ministry of America United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,600
Denison University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
DonorsChoose.org United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
World Central Kitchen Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Latinas Contra Cancer United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Golden State Warriors Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Global Livingston Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Cascade School of Music United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 832,983

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13110 records found.