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, and corporate 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)
Media Matters for America N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Save the Redwoods League San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
USAFA Endowment, Inc. N/A CO United States Education Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Trustees of Princeton University N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
CorpsAfrica N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Turtle Island Restoration Network N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Santa Rosa Symphony Association Sonoma CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Gary Sinise Foundation N/A CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 10,600
Nantucket Preservation Trust, Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Profit N/A MA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Aquarium of the Pacific N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Congregation Ner Tamid of South Bay N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
My New Red Shoes San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Indivisible Civic Engagement Inc N/A DC United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Issue One N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jikoji Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Girls Incorporated of the Central Coast N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 826,800

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Media Matters for America N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Save the Redwoods League San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
USAFA Endowment, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Trustees of Princeton University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
CorpsAfrica N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Turtle Island Restoration Network N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Santa Rosa Symphony Association Sonoma Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Gary Sinise Foundation N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 10,600
Nantucket Preservation Trust, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Profit N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Aquarium of the Pacific N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Congregation Ner Tamid of South Bay N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
My New Red Shoes San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Indivisible Civic Engagement Inc N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Issue One N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jikoji Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Girls Incorporated of the Central Coast N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 826,800

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters Association of Los Angeles CA Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Kino Border Initiative Inc AZ International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Phi Delta Theta Educational Foundation OH Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Lane College TN Education Donor Advised 2018 400
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Saturday Center for Psychotherapy and Training CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Talkingpoints CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Food Bank Contra Costa and Solano CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Pug Rescue of Sacramento CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Today's Youth Matter CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ruskin Group Theatre Company CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California At San Diego CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
World Radio Missionary Fellowship Inc CO Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Belle Foundation for Cultural Development CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 1,221,950

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Media Matters for America United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Save the Redwoods League United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
USAFA Endowment, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
CorpsAfrica United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Turtle Island Restoration Network United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Santa Rosa Symphony Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Gary Sinise Foundation United States Other Donor Advised 2018 10,600
Nantucket Preservation Trust, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Profit United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Aquarium of the Pacific United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Congregation Ner Tamid of South Bay United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
My New Red Shoes United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Indivisible Civic Engagement Inc United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Issue One United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jikoji United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Girls Incorporated of the Central Coast United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 826,800

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13110 records found.