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)
Berkeley Repertory Theatre Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Innovations for Poverty Action N/A CT United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 99,229
Nevada Museum of Art, Inc. N/A NV United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Kahilu Theatre Foundation N/A HI United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Episcopal Community Services of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. N/A FL United States Other Donor Advised 2018 600
La Jolla Music Society N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Council on American-Islamic Relations California Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Prostate Cancer Foundation N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Nurturing Minds, Inc. N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
The Oaks School N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Hope for Paws N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Metro United Way Inc N/A KY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
ESF College Foundation Inc N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
University of Oregon Foundation N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Berkeley Repertory Theatre Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Innovations for Poverty Action N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 99,229
Nevada Museum of Art, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Kahilu Theatre Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Episcopal Community Services of San Francisco San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 600
La Jolla Music Society N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Council on American-Islamic Relations California Santa Clara Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Prostate Cancer Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Nurturing Minds, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
The Oaks School N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Hope for Paws N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Metro United Way Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
ESF College Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
University of Oregon Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Daraja Education Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Spirit of America Worldwide VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sacred Heart Nativity School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of Michigan MI Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Vision Quilt OR Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Coachart Org CA Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Cancer Society Inc OK Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Iowa State University Foundation IA Education Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Smuin Ballets - SF CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Social Good Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
United Way of the Bay Area CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Educational Excellence in Alternative Settings DC Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 185,450

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Berkeley Repertory Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Innovations for Poverty Action United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 99,229
Nevada Museum of Art, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Kahilu Theatre Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Social Good Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Episcopal Community Services of San Francisco United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2018 600
La Jolla Music Society United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Council on American-Islamic Relations California United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Prostate Cancer Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Nurturing Minds, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
The Oaks School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Parks Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Hope for Paws United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Metro United Way Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
ESF College Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
University of Oregon Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 268,529

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13110 records found.