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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Friends of the Columbia Gorge N/A OR United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
SLS San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
South Creek Church N/A MO United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Gathering for Women - Monterey N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Glacier National Park Conservancy N/A MT United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Govern For America Inc N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 75,000
StandUp for Kids Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 750
Ignite Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Sundance Institute N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Tahirih Justice Center N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
St Marys Center Alameda CA United States Other Donor Advised 2019 1,200
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
The Shalom Hartman Institute of North America N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 25,000
The York School N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Kilohana Kai N/A HI United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Alexandria House N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Friends of the Columbia Gorge N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
SLS San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
South Creek Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Gathering for Women - Monterey N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Glacier National Park Conservancy N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Govern For America Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 75,000
StandUp for Kids Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 750
Ignite Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Sundance Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Tahirih Justice Center N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
St Marys Center Alameda Other Donor Advised 2019 1,200
The Nueva School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
The Shalom Hartman Institute of North America N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 25,000
The York School N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Kilohana Kai N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Alexandria House N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc TN Health Donor Advised 2019 500
All Stars Helping Kids, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American Cancer Society Inc OK Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Future Project, Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Strides for Life Colon Cancer Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
A Reaching Hand CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American Immigration Council PA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 600
Anti-Defamation League NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Harvard Business School Association of Northern California I CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
How Far Foundation Incorporated GA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Imagine Supported Living Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The Edible Schoolyard Project CA Education Donor Advised 2019 525
Institute for Nonprofit News CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,529
Intervarsity Christian Fellowship - USA WI Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
The Nature Conservancy of California CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Santa Fe Opera NM Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The York School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 1,055,654

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Friends of the Columbia Gorge United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
SLS United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
South Creek Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Gathering for Women - Monterey United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Glacier National Park Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Govern For America Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 75,000
StandUp for Kids United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 750
Ignite United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Sundance Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Tahirih Justice Center United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
St Marys Center United States Other Donor Advised 2019 1,200
The Nueva School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
The Shalom Hartman Institute of North America United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 25,000
The York School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Kilohana Kai United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Alexandria House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 237,200

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13280 records found.