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)
The Salvation Army N/A VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Nuru International N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Human Investment Project Inc San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Peninsula Family Connections San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 23,368
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Comptroller N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
The Painted Turtle N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Institute for Learning Development, Inc. N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Human Rights First N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Indivisible Civics Inc N/A DC United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Public Justice Foundation N/A DC United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,725
University of Nevada Reno Foundation N/A NV United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Feminist Majority Foundation N/A VA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Project Heal - Help to Eat Accept & Live N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Doris Dillon School in Cambodia Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Desert Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sundance Institute N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,800
Page SUM 974,493

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
The Salvation Army N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Nuru International N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Human Investment Project Inc San Mateo Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Peninsula Family Connections San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 23,368
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Comptroller N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
The Painted Turtle N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Institute for Learning Development, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Human Rights First N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Indivisible Civics Inc N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Public Justice Foundation N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,725
University of Nevada Reno Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Feminist Majority Foundation N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Project Heal - Help to Eat Accept & Live N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Doris Dillon School in Cambodia Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Desert Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sundance Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,800
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
National Yiddish Book Center Inc MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
St. Francis Center of Redwood City CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Completely KIDS NE Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Southern Methodist University TX Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Primary School - East Palo Alto CA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
University of Oregon Foundation OR Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New York Bully Crew NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
AEROBridge CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Aspen Art Museum CO Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,750
The Texas Democracy Foundation PA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Rotary Club of Woodside-Portola Valley Foundation Inc. CA Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Portola Valley Schools Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
San Francisco Unified School District CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sacred Heart Nativity School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Bahamas Sportfishing and Conservation Corporation TX Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 356,550

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
The Salvation Army United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
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
Peninsula Family Connections United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 23,368
San Francisco Opera Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Comptroller United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
The Painted Turtle United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Institute for Learning Development, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Human Rights First United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Indivisible Civics Inc United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Public Justice Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,725
University of Nevada Reno Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Feminist Majority Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Project Heal - Help to Eat Accept & Live United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Doris Dillon School in Cambodia United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Desert Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sundance Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,800
Page SUM 974,493

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13110 records found.