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 Statesort descending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Pacific Repertory Theatre N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Magic Theatre Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Starlings Volleyball Clubs USA N/A CA United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Arts Guild Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Berkeley Student Cooperative Inc Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
La Jolla Music Society N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Tony Hawk Foundation N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
San Diego Youth Symphony N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Mary's Catholic School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent San Francisco CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
San Jose Day Nursery Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
WeHOPE Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 1,240,500

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of Information Technology and Management N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Dogma Animal Rescue Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Franciscan Monastery of St Clare N/A Religion Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Jewish Records Indexing-Poland N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Movember Foundation N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 12,997
CHP 11-99 Foundation N/A Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Lower East Side Girls Club N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Young Life N/A Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Butte County Firefighters Burn and Benevolent Fund N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Drug Policy Alliance N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 -28,370
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 9,143
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 600,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Berthoud Robotics N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 7,100
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 300,000
Page SUM 996,870

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13110 records found.
Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sustainable Conservation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
WeHOPE CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Tipping Point Community CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 375,000
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Unified School District CA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Lynbrook Excellence in Education Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Plug in America CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 24,000
Filoli Center CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Veggielution CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bay Area Deputy Sheriffs Foundation Inc CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Cristo Rey San Jose High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Montalvo Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Temple Emanu-El of San Jose CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Working Partnerships USA CA Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
Page SUM 1,137,750

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -25,000,000
Arc of Arizona Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Together We Rise Corporation United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,575
Grameen Foundation USA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
New America Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Larkin Street Youth Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St Denis Parish United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Galapagos Conservancy Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Opportunity International, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Ayudando Latinos a Sonar United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Urban Habitat Program United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 68,333
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid England Education Donor Advised 2018 850,000
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Coastal Repertory Theatre, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Working Partnerships USA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Page SUM -23,952,192

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13110 records found.