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)
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Faith in Action Bay Area San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Women Thrive Worldwide N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 -12,500
New Teacher Center N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,875
Ultimate Peace Inc N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
California Polytechnic State University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Save the Bay Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 18,000
National Psoriasis Foundation N/A OR United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,100
Room to Read San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ashland Emergency Food Bank N/A OR United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
East Bay Community Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Music in Schools Today San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Aim High for High School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 665,975

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Faith in Action Bay Area San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Women Thrive Worldwide N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 -12,500
New Teacher Center N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,875
Ultimate Peace Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
California Polytechnic State University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Samaritan House San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 18,000
National Psoriasis Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,100
Room to Read San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ashland Emergency Food Bank N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
East Bay Community Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Music in Schools Today San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Aim High for High School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 665,975

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Park Avenue Synagogue NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 18,000
East Bay Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm CA Other Donor Advised 2018 250
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PRX Incorporated MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 162,000
American Society of the University of Haifa NY Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Sunnyvale Historical Society & Museum Association Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Tabitha USA, Inc. PA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peer Health Exchange, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Aspen Institute, Inc. DC Sciences Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Equality California Institute CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
CPC Behavioral Healthcare Inc. NJ Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Grassroots Leadership Inc NC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Education for Change CA Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Center for American Progress DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition CO Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Brown University RI Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 3,636,750

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Faith in Action Bay Area United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Women Thrive Worldwide United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 -12,500
New Teacher Center United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,875
Ultimate Peace Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
California Polytechnic State University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Save the Bay United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Samaritan House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 18,000
National Psoriasis Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,100
Room to Read United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ashland Emergency Food Bank United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
East Bay Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Music in Schools Today United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Aim High for High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 665,975

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13110 records found.