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)
California Academy of Sciences San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Southwest Florida Holocaust Museum Inc N/A FL United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Choate Rosemary Hall Foundation Incorporated N/A CT United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Climate Leadership Council Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Common Cause Education Fund N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Community School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Congregation Kehilath Jeshurun N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,400
Stichting Global Forest Coalition N/A Netherlands Environment Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Surfrider Foundation N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 400
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Courage Campaign Institute 501c3 N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Carter Center, Inc. N/A GA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 125,000
The Health Trust Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 110,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 967,250

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Puente de la Costa Sur San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Red Bull Theater, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Regents University of California Los Angeles N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 22,600
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 170,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Bayes Impact Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2019 250
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 11,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Cancer CAREpoint Inc Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Smartmeme, Inc. Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
South Florida PBS Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 495,000

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 400
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Mid-Pacific Institute HI Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Sheet Metal Workers International Scholarship Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Simons Fund PA Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
My New Red Shoes CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
National Council on Severe Autism CA Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Sonrisas Dental Health Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Squash and Education Alliance Inc NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
New Venture Fund DC General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
St. Paul Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Sun Valley Center for the Arts Inc ID Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
On the Move CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Tabard Theatre Company CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Outward Bound, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Parents Helping Parents Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Bridge Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 15,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Page SUM 401,350

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Trust for Conservation Innovation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Flux Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Friends of NTU FNTU United States Higher Education Donor Advised 2019 70,668
Ganji Tabiat Tajikistan Environment Donor Advised 2019 26,250
University of Oregon Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Urban League of Louisiana United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Givelight Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Good Films Impact United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Virtual Science Center Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,300,000
WeHOPE United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Harmony Program United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Hillel the Foundation for Jewish Campus Life United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Williams College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
World Radio Missionary Fellowship Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 25,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
iCivics United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 2,536,668

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