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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Psychotherapy Research Group San Francisco CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Marin Agricultural Land Trust N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Intermusic Sf San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A GA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Francis High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Olive Seed Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Santa Barbara International Film Festival, Inc. N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
University of Nashville Montgomery Bell Academy N/A TN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
One East Palo Alto San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
EinDollarBrille e.V. N/A Germany Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Jose Auxiliary for Children Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Rye Historical Society N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Luis A Ferre Foundation Inc. N/A PR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Catholic Answers Inc. N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM -26,800

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Charter Fund Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000,000
Benedictine Fathers of the Priory San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Immaculate Conception Academy San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bowdoin College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc. Sonoma Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Regents University of California Los Angeles N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,500
American Humanist Association N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ace Charter School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Education Leaders of Color Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 -150,500
Impact Experience Institute San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Mateo County Libraries San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Social Impact Fund N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
East Palo Alto Academy San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
FUSE Corps San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 290,000
Dev Color San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Life International N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 80,000
Page SUM 35,853,400

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
St Denis Parish CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Paws Up for Veterans NV Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Asperger Syndrome & High Functioning Autism Association Inc NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Water Wells for Africa CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 30,074
Bay Area Women's and Children's Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Prison Dharma Network, Inc. MA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Terralingua MI Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
PFLAG Inc DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Global Conservation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Notre Dame High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Jewish Community Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Auburn Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 225
National Center for Youth Law CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Salesmanship Club Youth and Family Centers Inc TX Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Focus on the Family CO Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 240,049

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
CASA of San Mateo County United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Charter Fund Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000,000
Benedictine Fathers of the Priory United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Immaculate Conception Academy United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bowdoin College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Regents University of California Los Angeles United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,500
American Humanist Association United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ace Charter School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Education Leaders of Color Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford England Education Donor Advised 2018 -150,500
Impact Experience Institute United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Mateo County Libraries United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Social Impact Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
East Palo Alto Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
FUSE Corps United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 290,000
Dev Color United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Life International United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 80,000
Page SUM 35,853,400

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13110 records found.