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)
San Francisco Korean Master Chorale Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Benedictine Fathers of the Priory San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 400
San Jose News Bureau N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Save the Redwoods League San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Bougainville Heritage Foundation Inc. N/A Papua New Guinea Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Brazelton Touchpoints Project Inc. N/A MA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Servant Partners, Inc N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 4,000
California Black Media N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500,000
CALmatters N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Capital Area Immigrants' Rights Coalition N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 14,200
Silicon Valley Faces Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Society for Scientific Exploration N/A NJ United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 -1,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland Alameda CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Central Asia Institute N/A MT United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Chicago Foundation for Women N/A IL United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Christian Brothers Institute of California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Coalition on Homelessness San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Common Market Philadelphia Inc N/A PA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
St. Francis High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Story of Stuff Project Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 629,300

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Housing Trust Silicon Valley Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Ignite Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2019 3,000
International School of the Peninsula Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Jewish Community Center of San Francisco San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Jose Valdes Math Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 10,775
Kilgoris Project San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 300
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Lomita Park Elementary School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Massachusetts General Hospital N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 668,828
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Michael Harris Foundation San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Montalvo Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Music at the Mission Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
National Audubon Society, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
National Peace Corps Association N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
New Ballet School Downtown San Jose Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
OC International, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Page SUM 873,903

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Ashland Rotary Foundation OR Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Beat the Streets - Los Angeles Inc. CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Sigma Nu Educational Foundation Inc. VA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Cabrillo Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Southwest Florida Holocaust Museum Inc FL Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Community School CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
California State University Fresno Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Capital Area Immigrants' Rights Coalition DC Community Development Donor Advised 2019 350
Story of Stuff Project CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Sustainable Conservation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Santa Rosa CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Central Indiana Land Trust Incorporated IN Environment Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Childfund International USA VA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
Circlesorg CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Collective Heritage Institute CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Page SUM 212,100

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Housing Trust Silicon Valley United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Ignite United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 3,000
International School of the Peninsula United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Jewish Community Center of San Francisco United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Jose Valdes Math Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,775
Kilgoris Project United States Education Donor Advised 2019 300
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Lomita Park Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Massachusetts General Hospital United States Health Donor Advised 2019 668,828
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Michael Harris Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Montalvo Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Music at the Mission United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
National Audubon Society, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
National Peace Corps Association United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
New Ballet School Downtown San Jose Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
OC International, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Page SUM 873,903

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13280 records found.