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)
Half the Sky Foundation Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Philanthropy Workshop Inc N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Treepeople Inc N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Plug in America N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 24,000
UC Hastings Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Strong City Baltimore N/A MD United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
University of Colorado Foundation, Inc. N/A CO United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Equal Justice Initiative N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Camp Kesem National N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Cancer CAREpoint Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Nature Conservancy N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Community Builders Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 800
Page SUM 1,351,250

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Half the Sky Foundation Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Philanthropy Workshop Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Treepeople Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Plug in America N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 24,000
UC Hastings Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Strong City Baltimore N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
University of Colorado Foundation, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Equal Justice Initiative N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Camp Kesem National N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Cancer CAREpoint Inc Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Nature Conservancy N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Community Builders Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 800
Page SUM 1,351,250

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Exhibition District CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Town School for Boys CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Mateo County Sheriffs Activities League CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Catholic Worker Hospitality House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Environmental Traveling Companions CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
PBS Foundation VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,700,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
CCS Therapy Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Mission Asset Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation of the University at Presque Isle ME Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Amnesty International of the USA Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Carnegie Mellon University PA Education Donor Advised 2018 -900,000
Lowell Slater Richardson Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mills College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,780
Dr Susan Love Research Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
National Public Radio, Inc. MD Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Social Impact Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,937,980

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Half the Sky Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
United Way of the Bay Area United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Philanthropy Workshop Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Treepeople Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Plug in America United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 24,000
UC Hastings Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Strong City Baltimore United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
University of Colorado Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Equal Justice Initiative United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Camp Kesem National United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Cancer CAREpoint Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Nature Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Community Builders Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future United States Education Donor Advised 2018 800
Page SUM 1,351,250

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13110 records found.