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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Tabitha USA, Inc. N/A PA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Karuna-Shechen USA N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
HEAL Project San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting Inc N/A NY United States Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Frost Valley YMCA N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay East Association of Realtors Foundation Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
San Mateo Arboretum Society Inc San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Prep for Prep N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cutting Ball Theater San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Financial Planning, Inc. N/A DC United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Excellence in Nonprofits San Mateo CA United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 69,800

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Tabitha USA, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Karuna-Shechen USA N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
HEAL Project San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting Inc N/A Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Frost Valley YMCA N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay East Association of Realtors Foundation Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 300
San Mateo Arboretum Society Inc San Mateo Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Prep for Prep N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cutting Ball Theater San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Financial Planning, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Excellence in Nonprofits San Mateo Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 69,800

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
New York University NY Education Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,150
Massachusetts Institute of Technology MA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Town Cats of Morgan Hill CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Intervarsity Christian Fellowship - USA WI Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of the Pacific CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Utah Film Center UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
New America Foundation DC Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of Stevens Creek Trail CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Placer Family Housing Non-Profit Organization CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Arts Guild CA Other Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Rogers Memorial Hospital Foundation, Inc. WI Health Donor Advised 2018 400
Doug Coombs Foundation WY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Nutrition Coalition DC Food Security Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Weekapaug Foundation for Conservation RI Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
PEN American Center Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 872,000

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Tabitha USA, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Karuna-Shechen USA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
HEAL Project United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting Inc United States Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Frost Valley YMCA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay East Association of Realtors Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
San Mateo Arboretum Society Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Prep for Prep United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cutting Ball Theater United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Financial Planning, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Excellence in Nonprofits United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 69,800

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13110 records found.