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)
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Iowa State University Foundation N/A IA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Grassroots Leadership Inc N/A TX United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
San Bruno Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences Foundation N/A DC United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Concentric Media San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
CorpsAfrica N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Community Foundation of Western Nevada N/A NV United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Jumpstart for Young Children Inc San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Charles Armstrong School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
All Five San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 3,107,725

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Iowa State University Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Grassroots Leadership Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
San Bruno Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Concentric Media San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
CorpsAfrica N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Community Foundation of Western Nevada N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Jumpstart for Young Children Inc San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Charles Armstrong School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
All Five San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 3,107,725

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
St. Francis Center of Redwood City CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000,000
Indiana University Foundation IN Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Trust for Conservation Innovation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 83,383
Kino Border Initiative Inc AZ International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Nature Conservancy of California CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Little Red School House Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Deschutes Basin Land Trust OR Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Hillview Middle School Parent Teacher Organization CA Education Donor Advised 2018 750
The SAMFund MA Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Parks Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
PICO National Network CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 30,000
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Alma College MI Higher Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Page SUM 5,480,883

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Iowa State University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Grassroots Leadership Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
San Bruno Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Concentric Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
CorpsAfrica United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Community Foundation of Western Nevada United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Jumpstart for Young Children Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Charles Armstrong School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
All Five United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 3,107,725

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13110 records found.