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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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)
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Notre Dame Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Pacific Repertory Theatre N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. N/A KS United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Make-A-Wish Foundation of America N/A AZ United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas West Midwest Community Inc N/A NE United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 14,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Arts Guild Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Nature Conservancy N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Berkeley Student Cooperative Inc Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Foundation, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Nature Conservancy N/A HI United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 335,000
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Carolina for Kibera, Inc. N/A NC United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 1,643,700

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Notre Dame Elementary School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Pacific Repertory Theatre N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Make-A-Wish Foundation of America N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas West Midwest Community Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 14,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Arts Guild Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Nature Conservancy N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Berkeley Student Cooperative Inc Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Foundation, Inc. San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Nature Conservancy N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 335,000
Samaritan House San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Carolina for Kibera, Inc. N/A Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 1,643,700

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Notre Dame Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Pacific Repertory Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Make-A-Wish Foundation of America United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas West Midwest Community Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 14,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Arts Guild United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Committee for Green Foothills United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Nature Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Berkeley Student Cooperative Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Nature Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 335,000
Samaritan House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Carolina for Kibera, Inc. United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 1,643,700

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13110 records found.