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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Baykeeper Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Academy of Science San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Coastal Watershed Council N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Stories N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Beacon of Life N/A IA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Southern Oregon Humane Society N/A OR United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Vascular Cures San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
WNET N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
The University of Edinburgh N/A Scotland Education Donor Advised 2018 116,534
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano CT United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 35,000
St. Francis High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
National Audubon Society, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 11,500
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Baykeeper Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Academy of Science San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Coastal Watershed Council N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Stories N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Beacon of Life N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Southern Oregon Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Vascular Cures San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
WNET N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
The University of Edinburgh N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 116,534
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Donor Advised 2018 35,000
St. Francis High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
National Audubon Society, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Art in Action San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 11,500
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,000
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Mid-Peninsula Education Center Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Puente de la Costa Sur CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Tom Deierlein Foundation Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Matriculate Inc NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Save the Children Federation Inc CT International Development Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Accountability Counsel CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Utah Film Center UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. KS Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Mateo County Historical Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Plantrician Project CT Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Baykeeper United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Academy of Science United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Coastal Watershed Council United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Stories United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Beacon of Life United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Southern Oregon Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Vascular Cures United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
WNET United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
The University of Edinburgh Scotland Education Donor Advised 2018 116,534
United Methodist Church of Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Save the Children Federation Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 35,000
St. Francis High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
National Audubon Society, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Art in Action United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 11,500
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,000
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13110 records found.