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)
St Denis Parish San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Kara Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 600
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Kids Intervention & Diagnostic Service Center, Inc. N/A OR United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics N/A ON Canada Health Donor Advised 2018 39,445
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
The Education Trust N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 285,000
Point Reyes Bird Observatory Sonoma CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 800
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Global Poverty Project, Inc. N/A NY United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 7,200,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
TheatreWorks Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Francisco Theological Seminary Marin CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Elkhorn Slough Foundation N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano CT United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Center For Documentary Studies N/A NC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 9,196,095

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
St Denis Parish San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Kara Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 600
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Kids Intervention & Diagnostic Service Center, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 39,445
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
The Education Trust N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 285,000
Point Reyes Bird Observatory Sonoma Environment Donor Advised 2018 800
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Global Poverty Project, Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 7,200,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
TheatreWorks Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Francisco Theological Seminary Marin Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Elkhorn Slough Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Center For Documentary Studies N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 9,196,095

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Future of Life Institute MA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Boulder Crest Retreat Foundation VA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Central Indiana Land Trust Incorporated IN Environment Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley TX Other Donor Advised 2018 500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Best Buddies International, Inc. FL Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Feminist Majority Foundation VA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Martin C Kauffman One Hundred Club of Alameda County CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Center for Applied Rationality CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Shakespeare-San Francisco CA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Living Goods CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Puente de la Costa Sur CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
WeHOPE CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Voto Latino Inc DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Committee for Green Foothills CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Kings Academy CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Unity Care Group CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Karam Foundation NFP IL General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Caminar CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,950,500

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
St Denis Parish United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Kara United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 600
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Kids Intervention & Diagnostic Service Center, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics Canada Health Donor Advised 2018 39,445
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
The Education Trust United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 285,000
Point Reyes Bird Observatory United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 800
Silicon Valley Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Global Poverty Project, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 7,200,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
TheatreWorks United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Francisco Theological Seminary United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Elkhorn Slough Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Save the Children Federation Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Center For Documentary Studies United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 9,196,095

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13110 records found.