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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur California Province San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Elite Academy San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
New Profit, Inc. N/A MA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Common Market Philadelphia Inc N/A PA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Church World Service Inc N/A IN United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Artescape N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Defenders of Wildlife N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
DonorsChoose.org N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Heifer International Foundation N/A AR United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
StarVista San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art Inc. N/A AR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Feather River Land Trust N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Civic Leadership USA San Mateo CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 350,000
PBS Foundation N/A VA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,700,000
Dome of Hope Organization Inc N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Climate Central, Inc. N/A NJ United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 3,940,800

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur California Province San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Elite Academy San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
New Profit, Inc. N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Common Market Philadelphia Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Church World Service Inc N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Artescape N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Defenders of Wildlife N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
DonorsChoose.org N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Heifer International Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
StarVista San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Feather River Land Trust N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Civic Leadership USA San Mateo International Development Donor Advised 2018 350,000
PBS Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,700,000
Dome of Hope Organization Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Climate Central, Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 3,940,800

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
All Five CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Berkeley Repertory Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
One Acre Fund NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Fordham University NY Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Trustees of Phillips Academy MA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Women Against Rape CA Donor Advised 2018 200
Project Open Hand CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
CALmatters CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Windward Fund DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Frost Valley YMCA NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Breakthrough Silicon Valley CA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Girls on the Run of Greater Sacramento CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The University of Texas at Austin TX Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800,000
Point Reyes Bird Observatory CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 800
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco General Hospital Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 2,339,750

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur California Province United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Elite Academy United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
New Profit, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Common Market Philadelphia Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Church World Service Inc United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Artescape United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Defenders of Wildlife United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
DonorsChoose.org United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Heifer International Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
StarVista United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Feather River Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Civic Leadership USA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 350,000
PBS Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,700,000
Dome of Hope Organization Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Climate Central, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 3,940,800

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13110 records found.