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)
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ladera Community Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Theatre Lab N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Hot DOCs Foundation USA, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Peach Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Conservation Earth, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Project Horseshoe Farm N/A AL United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California Chr Santa Clara CA United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
United Way Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 97,550

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ladera Community Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Theatre Lab N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Hot DOCs Foundation USA, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Peach Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Conservation Earth, Inc. San Mateo Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Project Horseshoe Farm N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California Chr Santa Clara Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
United Way Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal Santa Clara Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 97,550

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Caminar CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
PRX Incorporated MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bay Area Rescue Mission CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
The Carter Center, Inc. GA International Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Music for Minors Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
St. Joseph Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pursuit of Excellence CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trustees of Columbia University in The City of New York NY Education Donor Advised 2018 220,462
Los Angeles LGBT Center CA Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Living Goods CA Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Christ Centered Counseling CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Young Scholars Fund Inc MA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Government Accountability Project, Inc. DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Press Institute for Women in the Developing World DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
uAspire Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Castro Valley Arts Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Project Drawdown CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Page SUM 1,564,062

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ladera Community Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Theatre Lab United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Common Sense Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Hot DOCs Foundation USA, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Peach Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Conservation Earth, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Project Horseshoe Farm United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California Chr United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for a College Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
United Way Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 97,550

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13110 records found.