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)
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 12,500
National Association for Family School and Community Engagem N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 668
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Exploratorium San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Solar Electric Light Fund N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 600
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Free at Last Community Recovery and Rehabilitation Services San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
A Woman's Nation N/A CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Jews for Jesus San Francisco CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Blue Planet Foundation N/A HI United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 132,000
Best Buddies International, Inc. N/A MA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Menlowe Ballet San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bring Change 2 Mind San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Ruskin Group Theatre Company N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Cobscook Community Learning Center N/A ME United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Jackson County Child Abuse Task Force N/A OR United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 12,500
National Association for Family School and Community Engagem N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 668
The Nueva School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Exploratorium San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Solar Electric Light Fund N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 600
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Free at Last Community Recovery and Rehabilitation Services San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
A Woman's Nation N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Jews for Jesus San Francisco Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Blue Planet Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 132,000
Best Buddies International, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Menlowe Ballet San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bring Change 2 Mind San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Ruskin Group Theatre Company N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Cobscook Community Learning Center N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Jackson County Child Abuse Task Force N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Greyhound Pets of America CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Hope Enterprise Corporation MS Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
GO Campaign CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 13,000
California History Center Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Immigration Council PA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,375
San Jose Light Tower Corporation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
GRID Alternatives CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Dia Center for the Arts, Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
National Center for Youth Law CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Notre Dame de Namur University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
CHP 11-99 Foundation CA Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Belmont-Redwood Shores Public School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Save the Bay CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
March of Dimes Inc. GA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
StoryCorps, Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Tipping Point Community CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wisdom Sun CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 60,000
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
The Trust for Hidden Villa United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 12,500
National Association for Family School and Community Engagem United States Education Donor Advised 2018 668
The Nueva School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Exploratorium United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Solar Electric Light Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 600
Peninsula Family Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Free at Last Community Recovery and Rehabilitation Services United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
A Woman's Nation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Jews for Jesus United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Blue Planet Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 132,000
Best Buddies International, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Menlowe Ballet United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bring Change 2 Mind United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Ruskin Group Theatre Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Cobscook Community Learning Center United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Jackson County Child Abuse Task Force United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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13110 records found.