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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Young & Healthy N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Powerhouse Environmental Arts Foundation N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 43,333,333
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bulamu International Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Social Impact Fund N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -75,000
Communities In Schools, Inc. N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Human Investment Project Inc San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Migration Policy Institute N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300,000
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Peninsula Family Connections San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Ronald McDonald House Charities N/A OR United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
The Sumba Foundation N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Keys Family Day School, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Morse Pond School PTO N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 43,790,183

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Young & Healthy N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Powerhouse Environmental Arts Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 43,333,333
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bulamu International Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Social Impact Fund N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -75,000
Communities In Schools, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Human Investment Project Inc San Mateo Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Migration Policy Institute N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300,000
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Peninsula Family Connections San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Ronald McDonald House Charities N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 200
The Sumba Foundation N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Keys Family Day School, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Morse Pond School PTO N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 43,790,183

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Healthy Young Attitude CA Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Larkin Street Youth Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Culver Educational Foundation IN Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Commonwealth Club of California CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 600
College Foundation of the University of Virginia VA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
StreetCode Academy CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Self-Help for the Elderly CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology MA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Los Gatos Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Scalawag NC Education Donor Advised 2018 850
Albert F. Egan Jr. & Dorothy H. Egan Foundation Inc MA Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Dignity Health Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Nuru International CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 175,000
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Massachusetts General Hospital MA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New Conservatory CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 2,434,900

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Young & Healthy United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Powerhouse Environmental Arts Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 43,333,333
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm United States Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bulamu International United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Social Impact Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -75,000
Communities In Schools, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Human Investment Project Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Migration Policy Institute United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300,000
San Francisco Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Peninsula Family Connections United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
United Methodist Church of Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
El Camino Hospital Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Ronald McDonald House Charities United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
The Sumba Foundation United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Keys Family Day School, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Morse Pond School PTO United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 43,790,183

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13110 records found.