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, and corporate 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)
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Peninsula Arts Guild Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Reading Partners Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Norcal Golden Retriever Rescue Inc San Mateo CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 250
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Purdue Research Foundation N/A IN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Junipero Serra High School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Four-Eighteen Project N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,000
American University N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Moses Church N/A MD United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Joe Goode Performance Group San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo County Blue Star Moms San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 36,000
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A MI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 205,788
Shawnee Mission Northwest High N/A KS United States Other Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Lost Paws Rescue of Texas N/A TX United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,387,438

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Nueva School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Peninsula Arts Guild Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Reading Partners Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Norcal Golden Retriever Rescue Inc San Mateo Other Donor Advised 2018 250
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Purdue Research Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Junipero Serra High School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Four-Eighteen Project N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,000
American University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Moses Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Joe Goode Performance Group San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo County Blue Star Moms San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 36,000
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 205,788
Shawnee Mission Northwest High N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Lost Paws Rescue of Texas N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,387,438

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Caminar CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tipping Point Community CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 21,000
Southern Oregon University Foundation OR Education Donor Advised 2018 1,575
Sesame Workshop NY Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
PRX Incorporated MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bay Area Rescue Mission CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
Ravenswood Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
St. Joseph Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pursuit of Excellence CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Young Scholars Fund Inc MA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Bill Wilson Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nine Lives Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Government Accountability Project, Inc. DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Santa Barbara Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 406,925

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Nueva School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Peninsula Arts Guild United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Reading Partners United States Education Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Norcal Golden Retriever Rescue Inc United States Other Donor Advised 2018 250
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Purdue Research Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Junipero Serra High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Four-Eighteen Project United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,000
American University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Children's Health Council, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Moses Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Joe Goode Performance Group United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo County Blue Star Moms United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Jewish Family & Childrens Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 36,000
Regents of the University of Michigan United States Education Donor Advised 2018 205,788
Shawnee Mission Northwest High United States Other Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Lost Paws Rescue of Texas United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,387,438

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13110 records found.