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)
Verbum Dei High School N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Ten Strands Marin CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wai-Anae Community Re-Development Corporation N/A HI United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Aldea- The People's Justice Center N/A PA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 115,000
Cristo Rey Jesuit High School N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. San Mateo CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
William J. Brennan Jr. Center for Justice, Inc. N/A NY United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Hawaiian Humane Society N/A HI United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Vienna N/A Austria Education Donor Advised 2018 -26,932
Point Reyes Bird Observatory Sonoma CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Morris Animal Foundation N/A CO United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Valley Presbyterian Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Park Avenue Synagogue Inc N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,080
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley N/A TX United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Roca, Inc. N/A MA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Arden Wood Inc San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Gateway Community Church N/A TX United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,100
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Verbum Dei High School N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Ten Strands Marin Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wai-Anae Community Re-Development Corporation N/A Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Aldea- The People's Justice Center N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 115,000
Cristo Rey Jesuit High School N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. San Mateo International Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
William J. Brennan Jr. Center for Justice, Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Hawaiian Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Vienna N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 -26,932
Point Reyes Bird Observatory Sonoma Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Morris Animal Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Valley Presbyterian Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Park Avenue Synagogue Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,080
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Roca, Inc. N/A Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Arden Wood Inc San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Gateway Community Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,100
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Larkin Street Youth Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Trustees of Tufts College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Greenburger Center for Social and Criminal Justice NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Kiss the Ground CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Carter Center, Inc. GA International Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Culver City Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
San Francisco Ballet Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Catherine of Siena Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Oregon Public Broadcasting OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Planned Parenthood Federation NY Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Karam Foundation NFP IL General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Georgetown University DC Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Daughters of St. Paul Community Foundation, Inc. MA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Verbum Dei High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Ten Strands United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wai-Anae Community Re-Development Corporation United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Aldea- The People's Justice Center United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 115,000
Cristo Rey Jesuit High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
William J. Brennan Jr. Center for Justice, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Hawaiian Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Vienna Austria Education Donor Advised 2018 -26,932
Point Reyes Bird Observatory United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Morris Animal Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Valley Presbyterian Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Park Avenue Synagogue Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,080
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Roca, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Arden Wood Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Gateway Community Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,100
Page SUM 493,498

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13110 records found.