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 descending Year Amount (USD)
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Thirst Project N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Treatments for Epilepsy and Symptoms of Slc13a5 Foundation San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
KIPP Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Committee to Protect Journalists, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 300
Food Runners San Francisco CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Esalen Institute N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Green Foothills Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Pitzer College N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Plant It Forward Farms N/A TX United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Caring Choices Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Project HOPE The People to People Health Foundation Inc N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2019 300
Punahou School N/A HI United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500
President and Trustees of Bates College N/A ME United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
International Council on Monuments and Sites N/A France Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 90,000
Jackson Hole Land Trust N/A WY United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 57,000
Page SUM 2,244,600

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Thirst Project N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Treatments for Epilepsy and Symptoms of Slc13a5 Foundation San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
KIPP Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Committee to Protect Journalists, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 300
Food Runners San Francisco Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Esalen Institute N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Green Foothills Foundation Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Pitzer College N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Plant It Forward Farms N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Caring Choices Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Project HOPE The People to People Health Foundation Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 300
Punahou School N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500
President and Trustees of Bates College N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
International Council on Monuments and Sites N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 90,000
Jackson Hole Land Trust N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 57,000
Page SUM 2,244,600

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Hadassah The Womens Zionist Organization of America NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Friends of Payton Association IL Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Alliance for Middle East Peace Inc DC International Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
High Resolves America CA Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Rethink Charity CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 255
Ravenswood Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Catholic Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts, Inc. MA Religion Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Contra Costa Jewish Day School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Regents of the University of California Santa Cruz CA Education Donor Advised 2019 195,500
Samaritan House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
JPR Foundation Inc OR Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Kind, Inc. DC Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Mateo Park Elementary School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Immaculate Conception Academy CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Institute for Nonprofit News CA Education Donor Advised 2019 -2,500
Episcopal Relief and Development VA International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Cancer Commons CA Health Donor Advised 2019 310,000
Solar Cookers International CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 2,532,005

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Thirst Project United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Treatments for Epilepsy and Symptoms of Slc13a5 Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
KIPP Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Committee to Protect Journalists, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 300
Food Runners United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Esalen Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Green Foothills Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Pitzer College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Plant It Forward Farms United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Caring Choices Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Project HOPE The People to People Health Foundation Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 300
Punahou School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500
President and Trustees of Bates College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
International Council on Monuments and Sites France Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 90,000
Jackson Hole Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 57,000
Page SUM 2,244,600

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13280 records found.