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)
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California Chr Santa Clara CA United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
American Cancer Society Inc N/A OK United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
National Domestic Workers Alliance Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 625
Austin Film Society N/A TX United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Gathering 4 Gardner Inc N/A MI United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Compassion Institute San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Athena Academy Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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
Westside Baby N/A WA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
EBP Chile SpA N/A Chile Environment Donor Advised 2018 30,990
National Governors Association Center for Best Practices N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Benedict's Ladder: A Representative Payee Service N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 1,882,715

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13110 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California Chr Santa Clara Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
American Cancer Society Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
National Domestic Workers Alliance Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 625
Austin Film Society N/A Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Gathering 4 Gardner Inc N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Compassion Institute San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Athena Academy Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Nutritionfacts Org Inc N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Impact Experience Institute San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Westside Baby N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
EBP Chile SpA N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 30,990
National Governors Association Center for Best Practices N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Benedict's Ladder: A Representative Payee Service N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 1,882,715

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,500
National Audubon Society, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Neighborhood House Incorporated WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Chicago IL Other Donor Advised 2018 7,692
Menlo Atherton Athletic Boosters CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Compassion and Choices NH Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bus Barn Stage Company A California Non-Profit Public Benefi CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Jennings County Community Foundation Inc IN Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tuolumne River Preservation Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Broad Institute, Inc. MA Health Donor Advised 2018 175,000
Teen Success, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Napa Valley Farmworker Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Omid Foundation USA MD International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Helping Educate to Advance the Rights of the Deaf DC Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Social Good Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
East Oakland Boxing Association CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 349,092

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
College Track United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California Chr United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
National Domestic Workers Alliance Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 625
Austin Film Society United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Gathering 4 Gardner Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Compassion Institute United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Athena Academy Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Nutritionfacts Org Inc United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Impact Experience Institute United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Westside Baby United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
EBP Chile SpA Chile Environment Donor Advised 2018 30,990
National Governors Association Center for Best Practices United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Benedict's Ladder: A Representative Payee Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 1,882,715

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13110 records found.