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)
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Santa Fe Institute N/A NM United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
St. Francis High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Central Asia Institute N/A MT United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Commonwealth Club of California San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Panetta Institute For Public Policy N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Koinonia Foster Homes, Inc. N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650,000
American Institute for Stuttering Treatment & Professional T N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 290
California Walks Alameda CA United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 8,750
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Notre Dame Du Lac N/A IN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
MAZON, Inc. A Jewish Response to Hunger N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 932,540

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Givelight Foundation Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 78,000
SV Home Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Institute for Field Research N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,450
Foster Boy Movies LLC N/A Donor Advised 2018 100,000
New Door Ventures San Francisco Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Virginia Organizing, Inc. N/A Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 250
Caminar San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 40,327
Trustees of Princeton University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Resurrection Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Music at the Mission Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Hillsborough Schools Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 200
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vida Joven de Mexico N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 301,177

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
San Jose Downtown Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Covenant House California CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Teen Success, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System WI Donor Advised 2018 175,858
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Health Leads Inc. MA Health Donor Advised 2018 625
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA MA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Compass Family Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Girls Angle Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
South County Community Health Center Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Music of Bhutan Research Center CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Warrior Canine Connection MD Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Magical Bridge Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
TFL US Incorporated NJ International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
United Way of the Bay Area CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Nature Conservancy of California CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Jackson Hole Land Trust WY Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 459,483

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Givelight Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 78,000
SV Home United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Institute for Field Research United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,450
Foster Boy Movies LLC United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
New Door Ventures United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Virginia Organizing, Inc. United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 250
Caminar United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 40,327
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Resurrection Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Music at the Mission United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Hillsborough Schools Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vida Joven de Mexico United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 301,177

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13110 records found.