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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Sundance Institute N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Room to Read San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Himalayan Foundation San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Honor Foundation N/A CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ocean Foundation N/A DC United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Mateo-Foster City Community Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
SpiritCare Ministry to Seniors San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
University of Florida Foundation Inc N/A FL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Margaret J. Kemp San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Auburn Theological Seminary N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 750
Vanderbilt University N/A TN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Spirit Rock Meditation Center N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Equal Citizens Foundation N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 215,650

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Human Investment Project Inc San Mateo Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sundance Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Room to Read San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Himalayan Foundation San Francisco International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Honor Foundation N/A Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ocean Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Mateo-Foster City Community Education Foundation San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
SpiritCare Ministry to Seniors San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 500
University of Florida Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Margaret J. Kemp San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Auburn Theological Seminary N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 750
Vanderbilt University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Spirit Rock Meditation Center N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 216,150

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Union Square Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Belmont-Redwood Shores Public School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Lincoln Law School of San Jose Endowment Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California Chr CA Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Texas Freedom Network Education Fund TX Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Raphael House of San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
Higher Ground Sun Valley Inc ID Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Hollaback NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,600
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Upstream Policy Institute Inc. ME Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Congregation Beth David CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,500
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Samaritan House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Page SUM 652,150

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Human Investment Project Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sundance Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Room to Read United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Himalayan Foundation United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Honor Foundation United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ocean Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Mateo-Foster City Community Education Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
SpiritCare Ministry to Seniors United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
University of Florida Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Margaret J. Kemp United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Auburn Theological Seminary United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Bridge Program United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 750
Vanderbilt University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 211,650

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13110 records found.