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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
VoteRiders N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
IDEO.ORG N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 625
Congregation Adat Yeshurun N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Presentation High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 61,380
Cascade Pacific Resource Conservation and Development N/A OR United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Reading Partners Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 11,000
The Crowden Music Center Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pathfinder International N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
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
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
Thomas Merton Center for Catholic Spiritual Development PA Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,219,255

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
VoteRiders N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
IDEO.ORG N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 625
Congregation Adat Yeshurun N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Nueva School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Peninsula Arts Guild Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Presentation High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 61,380
Cascade Pacific Resource Conservation and Development N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Reading Partners Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 11,000
The Crowden Music Center Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pathfinder International N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
American University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
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
Thomas Merton Center for Catholic Spiritual Development PA Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,219,255

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Boys & Girls Clubs of Puerto Rico Inc PR Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Institute on Aging CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Ruskin Group Theatre Company CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -250
Kakenyas Dream VA Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Nine Lives Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Beyond Type 1 CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Safe Alternatives to Violent Environments Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Humane Society of Ventura County CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Trustees of Columbia University in The City of New York NY Education Donor Advised 2018 220,462
Americans United for Separation of Church and State Inc DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Great Blacks in Wax Museum Inc MD Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Crystal Springs Uplands School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
American Leadership Forum CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
College Track CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Agapao Inc GA International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Turning Green CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 358,512

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
VoteRiders United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
IDEO.ORG United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 625
Congregation Adat Yeshurun United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Nueva School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Peninsula Arts Guild United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Presentation High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 61,380
Cascade Pacific Resource Conservation and Development United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Reading Partners United States Education Donor Advised 2018 11,000
The Crowden Music Center United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pathfinder International United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
American University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
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
Thomas Merton Center for Catholic Spiritual Development PA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,219,255

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13110 records found.