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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 8,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Garden Conservancy Inc N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Justice and Diversity Center of the Bar Association of S San Francisco CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Cancer Research Fund Damon Runyon-Walter Winchell Foundation N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Northern Calfornia AmericanSaddlebred Horse Association Sonoma CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Center for New American Security, Inc. N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 400,352
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 14,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Oakland Youth Development Center Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
One Degree San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sunnyvale Community Players Santa Clara CA United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
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
Momentum Community Inc N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Santa Barbara Symphony Orchestra Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Campaign for Black Male Achievement Inc N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 8,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Garden Conservancy Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Justice and Diversity Center of the Bar Association of S San Francisco Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Cancer Research Fund Damon Runyon-Walter Winchell Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Northern Calfornia AmericanSaddlebred Horse Association Sonoma Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Center for New American Security, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 400,352
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 14,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Oakland Youth Development Center Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
One Degree San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sunnyvale Community Players Santa Clara Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Room to Read San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Momentum Community Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Santa Barbara Symphony Orchestra Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Campaign for Black Male Achievement Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Olympic Valley Freeride and Freestyle Team CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Mateo County Historical Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Wisdom Sun CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TransFormCA CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 725,000
The Oaks School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Green Lake Lutheran Ministries MN Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Chrysalis Shelter for Victims of Domestic Violence Inc AZ Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Life Transitions Network CA Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Episcopal Senior Communities Foundation CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Global Livingston Institute CO Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Nonhuman Rights Project Inc FL Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Women's Foundation of California CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -2,500
Rocketship Redwood City CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 790,350

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 8,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Garden Conservancy Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Justice and Diversity Center of the Bar Association of S United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Cancer Research Fund Damon Runyon-Walter Winchell Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Northern Calfornia AmericanSaddlebred Horse Association United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Center for New American Security, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 400,352
Earth Island Institute Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 14,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Oakland Youth Development Center United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Opera San Jose Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
One Degree United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sunnyvale Community Players United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Room to Read United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Momentum Community Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Santa Barbara Symphony Orchestra Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Campaign for Black Male Achievement Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 574,852

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13110 records found.