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)
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 11,029
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 158,376
Story of Stuff Project Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Citizens Environmental Council of Burlingame Inc San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
St. Matthew Catholic Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Nicholas Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Chopsticks Alley Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Forests Forever Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
California Court Appointed Special Advocate Association Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 780,000
Time for a Change Foundation Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Charge Across Town Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sponsors for Educational Opportunity Inc San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Page SUM 2,000,755

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 11,029
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 158,376
Story of Stuff Project Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Citizens Environmental Council of Burlingame Inc San Mateo Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
St. Matthew Catholic Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Nicholas Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Chopsticks Alley Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Forests Forever Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
California Court Appointed Special Advocate Association Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 780,000
Time for a Change Foundation Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Charge Across Town Inc San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sponsors for Educational Opportunity Inc San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Page SUM 2,000,755

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
ActionAid USA DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 292
Central American Resource Center Carecen of Northern Califor CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
42nd Street Moon CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Johns Hopkins University MD Education Donor Advised 2018 1,200,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Girls To Women CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Trek Medics International Inc CT Other Donor Advised 2018 100,000
5280 High School CO Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Cooperate Inc NY Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 443,520
American Morgan Horse Educational Charitable Trust VT Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kristi Yamaguchi's Always Dream Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Literate Nation Us CA Education Donor Advised 2018 -500
United Methodist Church of Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Gathering 4 Gardner Inc MI Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Chabad of Greater South Bay CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Jack Vasel Memorial Fund Limited IN Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
University of Nevada Reno Foundation NV Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 2,028,262

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Bay Area Glass Institute Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Beyond Emancipation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Manhattan College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Monastery of Christ in the Desert United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Point Reyes Bird Observatory United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Goddard College Corporation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Science in the Public Interest United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Grand Teton National Park Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
San Jose Stage Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Independent Voter Education United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Compassion in World Farming United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
AmeriCares Foundation, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,697,950

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13110 records found.