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 Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The UC Davis Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pepperdine University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
La Cocina Inc. San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
We Are Cherished Inc N/A TX United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Carter Center, Inc. N/A GA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
International Consortium of Investigative Journalists Inc N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Yale University N/A CT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Seeds of Learning N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Saint Ann’s School N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Pop Up Zendo Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Big Car Media Inc N/A IN United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Chrysalis Shelter for Victims of Domestic Violence Inc N/A AZ United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Habitat for Humanity of Durham Inc N/A NC United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Concentric Media San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Living Jazz Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Ashland Community Hospital Foundation N/A OR United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
President & Fellows of Middlebury College N/A VT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 240,150

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
National Park Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 250
Wears Valley Ranch, Inc. N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 250
Year Up Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Al Otro Lado Inc N/A Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200
Lewis and Clark College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
Pepperdine University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Carson Tahoe SPCA N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 540
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Friends of Nevada Wilderness N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
PRX Incorporated N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Southern California Public Radio N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 240
Lutheran Church in America N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Quest Counseling & Consulting N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,500
St. Teresa's Academy N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Take the Lead Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 25,830

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Coastal Repertory Theatre, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Working Partnerships USA CA Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Duke University NC Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Youth Leadership Institute CA Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 68,333
FWD.us Education Fund DC Education Donor Advised 2018 9,171,963
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
National Congress of Parents and Teachers VA Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Regents of the University of Michigan MI Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Woodside Village Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Junipero Serra High School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Boston Cares Inc MA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Love and Second Chances CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Evidence Action, Inc. DC Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Menlo School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Evidence Action, Inc. DC Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,400,000
Feeding San Diego CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 21,096,546

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The UC Davis Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pepperdine University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
La Cocina Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
We Are Cherished Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Carter Center, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
International Consortium of Investigative Journalists Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Seeds of Learning United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Saint Ann’s School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Pop Up Zendo United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Big Car Media Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Chrysalis Shelter for Victims of Domestic Violence Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Habitat for Humanity of Durham Inc United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Concentric Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Living Jazz United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Ashland Community Hospital Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
President & Fellows of Middlebury College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 240,150

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13110 records found.