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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Family Connections San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bayshore Christian Ministries San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano CT United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Malala Fund Alameda NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Kiva Microfunds San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
St. Nicholas Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 20,000
My New Red Shoes San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Hands at Work in Africa USA San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 240
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peer Health Exchange, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Aspire Public Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Aim High for High School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 6,006,990

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6159 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Family Connections San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bayshore Christian Ministries San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Malala Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
The Nueva School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Kiva Microfunds San Francisco International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
St. Nicholas Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 20,000
My New Red Shoes San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Hands at Work in Africa USA San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 240
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peer Health Exchange, Inc. San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Aspire Public Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Aim High for High School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 6,006,990

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Asian Americans for Community Involvement of Santa Clara Cou CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley CA Education Donor Advised 2018 736,000
CarbonFund Org Foundation NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Rainforest Action Network CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 20,000
University of Maryland College Park Foundation Inc MD Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
350 ORG NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Community School of Music & Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Completely KIDS NE Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Grace Wilsey Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lewa Wildlife Conservancy USA NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Prime Coalition, Inc. MA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Page SUM 1,088,200

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Margaret J. Kemp United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Auburn Theological Seminary United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Bridge Program United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
United Way of Santa Cruz County United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 7,600
Denver Dumb Friends League United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Vanderbilt University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 750
Samaritan House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Spirit Rock Meditation Center United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Equal Citizens Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Sonrisas Dental Health Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
The Salvation Army United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nuru International United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Human Investment Project Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Nuclear Threat Initiative, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,904,942
Morning Glory Montessori School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Family Connections United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 2,566,042

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13110 records found.