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)
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Ace Charter School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,700
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Southern California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Hospital for Hope India, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
American Cancer Society Inc N/A OK United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St Francis of Assisi Animal Rescue of Santa Clara County Inc N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Tahoe-Pyramid Trail Inc. N/A NV United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
How Far Foundation Incorporated N/A GA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Young Scholars Fund Inc N/A MA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
PathLight International Inc Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Reading Partners Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Little League Baseball Inc N/A NV United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Rainforest Action Network San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
RIKEN N/A Japan Education Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Clean Clothes Campaign N/A Netherlands Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Page SUM 283,900

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Catholic Charities USA N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Trust for Public Land San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Trinity Presbyterian Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,850
President & Fellows of Middlebury College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Indivisible Civic Engagement Inc N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tim Brauch Memorial Skate Park Fund N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Hawaii Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Institute for Market Transformation Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
University of Wisconsin Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
AARP Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Las Lomitas Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula College Fund San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Congregation Adat Yeshurun N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,210
Page SUM 1,577,560

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Wagner Society of Northern California United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Hope Program Inc United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Project Open Hand United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Groundswell Community Mural Project Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Culture Reframed United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bay Nature Institute United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Ida B. Wells Memorial Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
IDEO.ORG United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 625
The Four-Eighteen Project United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,000
The Nueva School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Peninsula Arts Guild United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
St. Moses Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Joe Goode Performance Group United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Reading Partners United States Education Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Norcal Golden Retriever Rescue Inc United States Other Donor Advised 2018 250
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,264,375

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