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)
Wishbone Org San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,700
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Impact Experience Institute San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 85,000
Kids & Art Foundation San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Shakespeare-San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers and Students Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Archbishop Mitty High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
One Child Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Jazz at the Ballroom Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Carlos Educational Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 265
Half the Sky Foundation Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 239,215

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Wishbone Org San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,700
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Impact Experience Institute San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 85,000
Kids & Art Foundation San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Shakespeare-San Francisco San Francisco Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers and Students Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Archbishop Mitty High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
One Child Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Jazz at the Ballroom Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Carlos Educational Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 265
Half the Sky Foundation Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 239,215

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Church of the Nativity CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ronald McDonald House of Fort Worth, Inc. TX Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
African American Community Service Agency CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Rosalie Rendu, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Compassion International CO International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,300
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 215,000
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 400
International Rescue Committee, Inc. MN International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Jewish Study Network Inc CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of Tufts College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Coastal Repertory Theatre, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Theiss Research CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
Pachamama Alliance CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
University of Nevada Reno Foundation NV Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 429,860

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Griffith University Australia Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The University of Sydney Australia Education Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Possible Dreams International Australia International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Food Frontier Institute LTD Australia Food Security Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Griffith University Australia Education Donor Advised 2018 50,480
The University of Sydney Australia Education Donor Advised 2018 91,369
Wantok Musik Foundation Australia Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The University of Sydney Australia Education Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Griffith University Australia Education Donor Advised 2018 3,100
Hope for Cambodian Children Foundation Australia General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
University of Melbourne Australia Education Donor Advised 2018 105,825
The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research Australia Health Donor Advised 2018 117,437
Swinburne University of Technology Australia Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience Indigenous Corp. Australia Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Fitted for Work Australia Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Australian Online Giving Foundation Australia General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Girl Geek Academy Australia Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Tech Girls Movement Foundation Ltd. Australia Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience Indigenous Corp. Australia Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Fitted for Work Australia Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 727,961

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25 records found.