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)
Human Investment Project Inc San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Sightsavers Inc N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
CuriOdyssey San Mateo CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Mozilla Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Portola Valley Theatre Conservatory, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Duke University N/A NC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -3,993
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 9,699
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pachamama Alliance San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
City Fund N/A VA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 885,469
American Conservative Union Foundation N/A VA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 958,000
Room to Read San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sky's the Limit Fund Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Schools Fund, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Save the Bay Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Palliative & Supportive Care of Nantucket Foundation, Inc. N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford N/A England Education Donor Advised 2018 84,934
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Conservacion Patagonica San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 5,623,109

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Human Investment Project Inc San Mateo Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Sightsavers Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
CuriOdyssey San Mateo Sciences Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Mozilla Foundation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Portola Valley Theatre Conservatory, Inc. San Mateo Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Duke University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 -3,993
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 9,699
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pachamama Alliance San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
City Fund N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 885,469
American Conservative Union Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 958,000
Room to Read San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sky's the Limit Fund Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Schools Fund, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Palliative & Supportive Care of Nantucket Foundation, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 84,934
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Conservacion Patagonica San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 5,623,109

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
African Parks Foundation of America NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Nine Lives Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Nature Institute CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Caring Choices Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Food Bank Contra Costa and Solano CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Ladera Community Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Schola Cantorum Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ruskin Group Theatre Company CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Cross Catholic Outreach, Inc. FL International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Community Solutions International, Inc NY Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 235,500
College Foundation of the University of Virginia VA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Truckee Tahoe Community Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
World Radio Missionary Fellowship Inc CO Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Hope's Corner, Inc. CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 750
Belle Foundation for Cultural Development CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 449,250

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Human Investment Project Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Sightsavers Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
CuriOdyssey United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Mozilla Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Portola Valley Theatre Conservatory, Inc. United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Duke University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -3,993
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 9,699
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pachamama Alliance United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
City Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 885,469
American Conservative Union Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 958,000
Room to Read United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sky's the Limit Fund United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Schools Fund, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Save the Bay United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Palliative & Supportive Care of Nantucket Foundation, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford England Education Donor Advised 2018 84,934
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Conservacion Patagonica United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 5,623,109

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13110 records found.