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)
Creative Center of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Carnegie Mellon University N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -15
Santa Barbara Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Community School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California Sonoma CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Transcend, Inc San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,600,000
Congregation Beth Elohim N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
First Presbyterian Church of Ashland N/A OR United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Mission Asset Fund San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Everhart Museum of Natural History, Science & Art N/A PA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Seeds of Africa Foundation N/A NY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of Stevens Creek Trail Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Repertory Theatre N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wesleyan University N/A CT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 18,850
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Gathering 4 Gardner Inc N/A MI United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Compassion Institute San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Nutritionfacts Org Inc N/A MD United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 3,199,335

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Creative Center of Los Altos Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Carnegie Mellon University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 -15
Santa Barbara Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Community School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California Sonoma Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Transcend, Inc San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 1,600,000
Congregation Beth Elohim N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
First Presbyterian Church of Ashland N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Mission Asset Fund San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Everhart Museum of Natural History, Science & Art N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Seeds of Africa Foundation N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of Stevens Creek Trail Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Repertory Theatre N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wesleyan University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 18,850
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Gathering 4 Gardner Inc N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Compassion Institute San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Nutritionfacts Org Inc N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 3,199,335

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
SV Home CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jikoji CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,300
Torah High Schools of Phoenix AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. IL Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Choate Rosemary Hall Foundation Incorporated CT Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Shalom Hartman Institute of North America NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 50,000
United for a Fair Economy, Inc. MA Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services TX International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Southern Oregon Inc OR Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Institute for Shipboard Education CO Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,500
National Audubon Society, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 155,600

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Kepler Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Monastery of Christ in the Desert United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Voter Participation Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Zen Center A Corporation Sole United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wesley United Methodist Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Washington Center for Equitable Growth Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -250
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Chevrah Kadishah of the South Bay United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Forty Niners Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 16,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
A Breeze of Hope Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
All Five United States Education Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Crohn's & Colitis Foundation Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,200,000
Jazz at the Ballroom Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 1,748,250

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