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 descending Year Amount (USD)
Playing at Learning Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,200
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 495,000
Institute for Nonprofit News N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Family Supportive Housing, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Junipero Serra High School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 26,000
American India Foundation N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mepkin Abbey Catholic Conference N/A SC United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con N/A VA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lowell Slater Richardson Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Anti-Defamation League N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Institute of Noetic Sciences Sonoma CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Healthy Kids Brighter Future Incorported N/A ME United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The School Garden Project of Lane County N/A OR United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 679,700

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Playing at Learning Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 3,200
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 495,000
Institute for Nonprofit News N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Family Supportive Housing, Inc. Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Junipero Serra High School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 26,000
American India Foundation N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mepkin Abbey Catholic Conference N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lowell Slater Richardson Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Anti-Defamation League N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Institute of Noetic Sciences Sonoma Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Healthy Kids Brighter Future Incorported N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The School Garden Project of Lane County N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 679,700

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Open Heart Kitchen of Livermore, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Christ Centered Counseling CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Autism Science Foundation NY Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Pan Massachusetts Challenge Trust MA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
International Earthlight Alliance AZ Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,500
PC Charitable Foundation OH Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Vida Verde Nature Education CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 111,000

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Playing at Learning United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,200
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 495,000
Institute for Nonprofit News United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Family Supportive Housing, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Junipero Serra High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 26,000
American India Foundation United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mepkin Abbey Catholic Conference United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lowell Slater Richardson Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Anti-Defamation League United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Institute of Noetic Sciences United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Healthy Kids Brighter Future Incorported United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The School Garden Project of Lane County United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 679,700

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13110 records found.