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)
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
New Creation Home Ministries San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
New Israel Fund N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Ocean Foundation N/A DC United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
St Denis Parish San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Real Hope for Haiti N/A IN United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Curtis Institute of Music N/A PA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Chromosome 18 Registry and Research Society N/A TX United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Massachusetts General Hospital N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Indigenous Educational Network of Turtle Island N/A MN United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Seattle Theatre Group N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
French American International School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
HealthRIGHT 360 San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 7,500
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 340,200

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
American University of Iraq Foundation, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
The Exploratorium San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Texas Organizing Project Education Fund N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Every Student Every Community Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Education Cities Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Aquaculture Stewardship Council N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 13,813
Rewire N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Harmony Program N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Nueva School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bay Area San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
San Francisco Public Health Foundation San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Elephants of Africa Rescue Society Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 1,100,863

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Giveteens20 CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,500
Silicon Valley Children's Fund CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Community Services Agency CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Trinity Presbyterian Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,850
KTK-Belt, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
AFP Foundation for Philanthropy VA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Freedom's Shield CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of the Israel Defense Forces NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sigma Kappa Foundation, Inc. IN Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Bronco Bench Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania PA Education Donor Advised 2018 312,500
Community Environmental Council Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
DataKind NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 220,000
Page SUM 646,350

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Youth Opportunity Center Foundation Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400,000
The Primary School - East Palo Alto United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
United Friends of the Children United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sunnyvale Community Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Educacy United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Castro Valley Arts Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Enloe Medical Center United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Colon Cancer Alliance United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Schools for Salone United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
UC Davis Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Maitri Charitable Trust United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Northeastern University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
University of Vermont and State Agricultural College Foundat United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Catholic Charities of Los Angeles United States Other Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Page SUM 2,685,950

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