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 descending Year Amount (USD)
The Exploratorium San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Peninsula School, Ltd. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Rrh Foundation Inc N/A NV United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Garden Conservancy Inc N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Chabad of Greater South Bay Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Justice and Diversity Center of the Bar Association of S San Francisco CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of Puerto Rico Inc N/A PR United States Other Donor Advised 2018 15,000
City Arts and Lectures, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
NAMI San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Northern Calfornia AmericanSaddlebred Horse Association Sonoma CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Graines de Paix N/A Switzerland Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Chicago Freedom School N/A IL United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 121,000
Center for New American Security, Inc. N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 400,352
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 14,000
Page SUM 769,052

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Exploratorium San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Peninsula School, Ltd. San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Rrh Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Garden Conservancy Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Chabad of Greater South Bay Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Justice and Diversity Center of the Bar Association of S San Francisco Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of Puerto Rico Inc N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 15,000
City Arts and Lectures, Inc. San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
NAMI San Mateo County San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Northern Calfornia AmericanSaddlebred Horse Association Sonoma Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Graines de Paix N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Chicago Freedom School N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 121,000
Center for New American Security, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 400,352
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 14,000
Page SUM 769,052

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Silicon Valley Shakespeare CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
ODC CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -53,100
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Caminar CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Milton Academy MA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM -35,850

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Exploratorium United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Peninsula School, Ltd. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Rrh Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Garden Conservancy Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Chabad of Greater South Bay United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Justice and Diversity Center of the Bar Association of S United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of Puerto Rico Inc United States Other Donor Advised 2018 15,000
City Arts and Lectures, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
NAMI San Mateo County United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Northern Calfornia AmericanSaddlebred Horse Association United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Graines de Paix Switzerland Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Chicago Freedom School United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 121,000
Center for New American Security, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 400,352
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Earth Island Institute Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 14,000
Page SUM 769,052

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13110 records found.