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)
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Trustees of Columbia University in The City of New York N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 110,000
American Repertory Theatre N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wesleyan University N/A CT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 18,850
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Gathering 4 Gardner Inc N/A MI United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Life N/A AZ United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Compassion Institute San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Nutritionfacts Org Inc N/A MD United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Impact Experience Institute San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Community Foundation of Ottawa N/A ON Canada General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 150,000
National Governors Association Center for Best Practices N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Parents Helping Parents, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Crystal Springs Uplands School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 2,093,600

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Trustees of Columbia University in The City of New York N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 110,000
American Repertory Theatre N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wesleyan University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 18,850
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Gathering 4 Gardner Inc N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Life N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Compassion Institute San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Samaritan House San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Nutritionfacts Org Inc N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Impact Experience Institute San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Community Foundation of Ottawa N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 150,000
National Governors Association Center for Best Practices N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Parents Helping Parents, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Crystal Springs Uplands School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 2,093,600

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Fair Oaks Elementary CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Marin Montessori School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Opportunity International, Inc. IL Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Nine Lives Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Art of Yoga Project CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 52,250

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Sustainable Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Trustees of Columbia University in The City of New York United States Education Donor Advised 2018 110,000
American Repertory Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wesleyan University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 18,850
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Gathering 4 Gardner Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Life United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Compassion Institute United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Samaritan House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Nutritionfacts Org Inc United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Impact Experience Institute United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Community Foundation of Ottawa Canada General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 150,000
National Governors Association Center for Best Practices United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Parents Helping Parents, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Crystal Springs Uplands School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 2,093,600

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13110 records found.