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)
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Turtle Island Restoration Network N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Friends of Payton Association N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
The Exploratorium San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Solar Electric Light Fund N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 600
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Jews for Jesus San Francisco CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlowe Ballet San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bring Change 2 Mind San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Cobscook Community Learning Center N/A ME United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Global Fund For Women, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church N/A GA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Belay Global N/A IL United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Alliance for College-Ready Public Schools N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
MK Level Playing Field Institute Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 3,000
St. Patrick's Seminary San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Turtle Island Restoration Network N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Friends of Payton Association N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
The Exploratorium San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Solar Electric Light Fund N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 600
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Jews for Jesus San Francisco Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlowe Ballet San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bring Change 2 Mind San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Cobscook Community Learning Center N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Global Fund For Women, Inc. San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Belay Global N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Alliance for College-Ready Public Schools N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
MK Level Playing Field Institute Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2018 3,000
St. Patrick's Seminary San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Human Rights Watch, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Daniel Pearl Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
My New Red Shoes CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Carnegie Mellon University PA Education Donor Advised 2018 -15
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Community School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Reno Rodeo Foundation NV General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Center for Constitutional Rights, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 4,000
CorpsAfrica DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Be The Match Foundation MN Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Represent.Us Education Fund MA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Reading Tree CA Education Donor Advised 2018 750
United Way of the Bay Area CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
NEO Philanthropy NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
University of Colorado Foundation, Inc. CO Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Good Samaritan Family Resource Center of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Turtle Island Restoration Network United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Jewish Family & Childrens Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Bridge Program United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Friends of Payton Association United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
The Exploratorium United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Solar Electric Light Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 600
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Jews for Jesus United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlowe Ballet United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bring Change 2 Mind United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Cobscook Community Learning Center United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Global Fund For Women, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Belay Global United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Alliance for College-Ready Public Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
MK Level Playing Field Institute United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 3,000
St. Patrick's Seminary United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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13110 records found.