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)
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
National Center for Youth Law Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Population Connection N/A DC United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nevada Museum of Art, Inc. N/A NV United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research N/A VIC Australia Health Donor Advised 2018 117,437
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Milton Academy N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Share Our Strength Inc N/A MD United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Caminar San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Women Make Movies N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 330,937

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
National Center for Youth Law Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Population Connection N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nevada Museum of Art, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Art in Action San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 117,437
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Milton Academy N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Share Our Strength Inc N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Samaritan House San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Caminar San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Women Make Movies N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 330,937

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Wishbone Org CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Child Aid OR Other Donor Advised 2018 450
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bay East Association of Realtors Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
University of Massachusetts Amherst Foundation, Inc. MA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
African Parks Foundation of America NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Oakland Military Institute College Preparatory Academy CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Friends of UNFPA, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Caring Choices Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
NEO Philanthropy NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Schola Cantorum Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
College Foundation of the University of Virginia VA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Truckee Tahoe Community Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Hope's Corner, Inc. CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 750
Pacific Vision Foundation Inc CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 1,726,700

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