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)
Works/San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Human Investment Project Inc San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sundance Institute N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Himalayan Foundation San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Honor Foundation N/A CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Mateo-Foster City Community Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
SpiritCare Ministry to Seniors San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
University of Florida Foundation Inc N/A FL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
350Seattleorg N/A WA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
United Way of Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 7,600
Denver Dumb Friends League N/A CO United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Vanderbilt University N/A TN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 147,500

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Works/San Jose Santa Clara Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Human Investment Project Inc San Mateo Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sundance Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Himalayan Foundation San Francisco International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Honor Foundation N/A Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Mateo-Foster City Community Education Foundation San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
SpiritCare Ministry to Seniors San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 500
University of Florida Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
350Seattleorg N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
United Way of Santa Cruz County N/A Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 7,600
Denver Dumb Friends League N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Vanderbilt University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 147,500

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Floating Zendo CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Mountain View Chamber of Commerce Education Foundation, Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Elite Academy CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York NY Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
Mercy Corps OR International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
NCGA Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
UC San Diego Foundation CA Other Donor Advised 2018 496,000
The Management Center DC General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
EducationSuperHighway CA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000,000
Pacific Grove Public Library Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Reading Partners CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 5,649,500

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Works/San Jose United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Human Investment Project Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sundance Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Himalayan Foundation United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Honor Foundation United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Mateo-Foster City Community Education Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
SpiritCare Ministry to Seniors United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
University of Florida Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
350Seattleorg United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
United Way of Santa Cruz County United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 7,600
Denver Dumb Friends League United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Vanderbilt University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 147,500

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13110 records found.