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)
Community Foundation of Western Nevada N/A NV United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Bishop O'Dowd High School Alameda CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole N/A WY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Day Worker Center of Mountain View Santa Clara CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Compassion International N/A CO United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,300
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
DonorsChoose.org N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
All Five San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 380
Center for Early Education N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Vision Quilt N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Coastal Kids Home Care N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Austin Film Society N/A TX United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ride to Walk, Inc. N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Viewpoint Educational Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 8,500
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Community Foundation of Western Nevada N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Bishop O'Dowd High School Alameda Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Day Worker Center of Mountain View Santa Clara Immigration Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Compassion International N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,300
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
DonorsChoose.org N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
All Five San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 380
Center for Early Education N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Vision Quilt N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Coastal Kids Home Care N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Austin Film Society N/A Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ride to Walk, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Viewpoint Educational Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 8,500
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Center for Young Women's Development CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Schools Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 325
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
New York Road Runners Inc. NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 650
Meals on Wheels of San Francisco Inc CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Michael J. Fox Foundation For Parkinson's Research NY Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
For the Girls MD Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Pitzer College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Greater Horizons MO Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 1,618
Bellarmine College Preparatory CA Education Donor Advised 2018 126,390
Homeless Garden Project CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Child Aid OR Other Donor Advised 2018 450
Vascular Cures CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Rainforest Action Network CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
University of Massachusetts Amherst Foundation, Inc. MA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Opera San Jose Incorporated CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 241,433

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Community Foundation of Western Nevada United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Bishop O'Dowd High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Day Worker Center of Mountain View United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Compassion International United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,300
Tides Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
DonorsChoose.org United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
All Five United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 380
Center for Early Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Vision Quilt United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Coastal Kids Home Care United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Austin Film Society United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ride to Walk, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Viewpoint Educational Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Page SUM 183,430

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13110 records found.