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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
NC State Engineering Foundation, Inc. N/A NC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Moving Train Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Solo Foundation N/A NY United States Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rutgers University Foundation N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Junior Achievement of Northern California Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Alzheimer's Foundation of America, Inc. N/A NY United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Covenant House California Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Project HOPE The People to People Health Foundation Inc N/A VA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Ball Foundation San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Proteus Fund Inc N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 225,000
United States Association for UNHCR N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sunrise Movement Education Fund N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Exploratorium San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Peninsula School, Ltd. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Rrh Foundation Inc N/A NV United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
California Family Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 1,313,150

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
NC State Engineering Foundation, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Moving Train Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Solo Foundation N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rutgers University Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Junior Achievement of Northern California Contra Costa Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Alzheimer's Foundation of America, Inc. N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Covenant House California Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Project HOPE The People to People Health Foundation Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Ball Foundation San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Proteus Fund Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 225,000
United States Association for UNHCR N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sunrise Movement Education Fund N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Exploratorium San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Peninsula School, Ltd. San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Rrh Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
California Family Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 1,313,150

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
San Mateo Public Library Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Children's Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 700
Community Working Group, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
United Way of the Bay Area CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Camping Unlimited for the Developmentally Disabled CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Paradise Rotary Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Blue Planet Foundation HI Environment Donor Advised 2018 132,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Baykeeper CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Uncommon Schools, Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Clayton Valley Charter High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Massachusetts General Hospital MA Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Eth-Noh-Tec Creations CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Iowa State University Foundation IA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
IDinsight CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,196,729
The One Love Foundation in Honor of Yeardley Love Inc NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
African Leadership Foundation NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 1,831,879

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
NC State Engineering Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Moving Train Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Solo Foundation United States Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rutgers University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Junior Achievement of Northern California United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Alzheimer's Foundation of America, Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Covenant House California United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Project HOPE The People to People Health Foundation Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Ball Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Proteus Fund Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 225,000
United States Association for UNHCR United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sunrise Movement Education Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Exploratorium United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Peninsula School, Ltd. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Rrh Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
California Family Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 1,313,150

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13110 records found.