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)
IDEO.ORG N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 625
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
United Religions San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Reading Partners Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Redwood City Parks and Arts Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California State University Fresno Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Trustees of Boston University N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Saint Thomas Aquinas Parish Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Urban Revival Inc. N/A MA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Northwest Health Foundation II N/A OR United States Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Sakhi for South Asian Women N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Miss Porters School Inc N/A CT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Monument Academy Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
California Forward Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
William Marsh Rice University N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,330,625

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
IDEO.ORG N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 625
The Nueva School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Peninsula Arts Guild Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
United Religions San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Reading Partners Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Redwood City Parks and Arts Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California State University Fresno Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Trustees of Boston University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Saint Thomas Aquinas Parish Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Urban Revival Inc. N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Northwest Health Foundation II N/A Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Sakhi for South Asian Women N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Miss Porters School Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Monument Academy Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
California Forward Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
William Marsh Rice University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,330,625

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Kainos Home & Training Center for the Developmentally Disabl CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sarara Institute CO Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Jesuit Retreat Center of Los Altos CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Opera San Jose Incorporated CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc GA International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
National Disaster Search Dog Foundation Inc CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 75,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
NEO Philanthropy Inc NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 9,050
Housing Industry Foundation CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Ruskin Group Theatre Company CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -250
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
NC State Engineering Foundation, Inc. NC Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Girls on the Run of Silicon Valley Incorporated CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Central Park Conservancy, Inc. NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pro Publica, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Rogers Memorial Hospital Foundation, Inc. WI Health Donor Advised 2018 400
Telegraph Hill Neighborhood Association CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The UCLA Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 1,662,900

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
IDEO.ORG United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 625
The Nueva School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Peninsula Arts Guild United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
United Religions United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Reading Partners United States Education Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Redwood City Parks and Arts Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California State University Fresno Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Trustees of Boston University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Saint Thomas Aquinas Parish United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Urban Revival Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Northwest Health Foundation II United States Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Sakhi for South Asian Women United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Teen Success, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Miss Porters School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Monument Academy Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
California Forward United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
William Marsh Rice University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,330,625

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13110 records found.