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)
Margaret J. Kemp San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Auburn Theological Seminary N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Vanderbilt University N/A TN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 750
Spirit Rock Meditation Center N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Equal Citizens Foundation N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Sonrisas Dental Health Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
The Salvation Army Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Morning Glory Montessori School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Partners in Health N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
OC International, Inc. N/A CO United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Nuclear Threat Initiative, Inc. N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,904,942
The Salvation Army N/A OR United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
The Exploratorium San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Margaret J. Kemp San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Auburn Theological Seminary N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Vanderbilt University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 750
Spirit Rock Meditation Center N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Equal Citizens Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Sonrisas Dental Health Inc San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 250
The Salvation Army Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Morning Glory Montessori School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Partners in Health N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 200
OC International, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Nuclear Threat Initiative, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,904,942
The Salvation Army N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
The Exploratorium San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 2,093,642

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Margaret J. Kemp United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Auburn Theological Seminary United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Bridge Program United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Vanderbilt University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 750
Spirit Rock Meditation Center United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Equal Citizens Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Sonrisas Dental Health Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
The Salvation Army United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Morning Glory Montessori School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Partners in Health United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
OC International, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Nuclear Threat Initiative, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,904,942
The Salvation Army United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
The Exploratorium United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 2,093,642

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13110 records found.