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)
Uplift Family Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Trustees of Princeton University N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 219,807
The San Francisco Playhouse San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
East Lynne Theater Company N/A NJ United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Phillips Exeter Academy N/A NH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 51,000
Rudolf Steiner Foundation, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Karidat N/A MP United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Hand in Hand American Friends of Cntr for Jewish-Arab Edu in N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pachamama Alliance San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 18,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Project Open Hand San Francisco CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Secular Student Alliance N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Pie Ranch N/A CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New America Foundation N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Marine Science Institute San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 957,557

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bayshore Christian Ministries San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 800
The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Museum of American Heritage Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
National LGBTQ Task Force N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Acortar Distancias A.C. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 58
Woodside Community Foundation San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Trustees of Princeton University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Family House, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Waipa Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 53,000
Page SUM 2,006,408

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ada's Cafe United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bayshore Christian Ministries United States Education Donor Advised 2018 800
The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Museum of American Heritage United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
National LGBTQ Task Force United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Acortar Distancias A.C. Mexico Human Services Donor Advised 2018 58
Woodside Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Family House, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Schola Cantorum Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Waipa Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 53,000
Page SUM 2,006,408

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13110 records found.