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 descending Year Amount (USD)
CNRS N/A France Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -88
Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Catholic Charities USA N/A MD United States Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Trinity Presbyterian Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,850
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Indivisible Civic Engagement Inc N/A DC United States Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tim Brauch Memorial Skate Park Fund N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Hawaii Community Foundation N/A HI United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Institute for Market Transformation Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Rain for the Sahel and Sahara, Inc. N/A NH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
AARP Foundation N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Wisconsin Foundation N/A WI United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula College Fund San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Congregation Adat Yeshurun N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,210
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,442
Page SUM 712,164

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Nature Conservancy, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Shine Global, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Carnegie Mellon University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 7,765
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Karam Foundation NFP N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
National Yiddish Book Center Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Troy Andrews Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Trustees for Harvard University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lindsey Vonn Foundation N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 275
Foundation for Financial Planning, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Women Make Movies N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Last Mile Health N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 325
Spirit of America Worldwide N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo Atherton Athletic Boosters San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University Corporation at Monterey Bay N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Unity Care Group Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 622,165

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
New Conservatory CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Bard College NY Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jasper Ridge Farm CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Acumen Fund, Inc. NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Simi Valley Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Boy Scouts of America, Pacific Skyline Council CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Freedom's Shield CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
San Francisco Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 269,352
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
East Bay Community Law Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Mid-Pacific Institute HI Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
First Church of Christ Scientist CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Hoffman Institute Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 1,649,752

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Carmel Ideas Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern California United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Flti United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Mathematical Association of America Incorporated United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,359
Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
WonderWork Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 -40,000
Social Finance, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 61,651
Food and Environment Reporting Network United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 650
Sempervirens Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
BRIC Arts Media Bklyn Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Chinese American International School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Methow Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The HorsePark at Woodside, Ltd. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 21,500
T’ruah United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Homeless Garden Project United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Future Talent of Silicon Valley United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Oregon Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Page SUM 482,410

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