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)
UC Hastings Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
5Th Avenue Theatre Association N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Contemporary Jewish Museum San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 260
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Global Development N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 49,942
SOS Children's Villages USA, Inc. N/A DC United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 840
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
ReSurge International Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Cole Community Church, Inc. N/A ID United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
WildAid, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Harborlight Community Partners N/A MA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Pratham USA N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Founders Pledge Inc N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 780,000
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Princeton Area Community Foundation, Inc N/A NJ United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 7,000
CHAC Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Caring Choices Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
The Mid-Michigan Land Conservancy N/A MI United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,647,492

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
UC Hastings Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
5Th Avenue Theatre Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Contemporary Jewish Museum San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 260
Samaritan House San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Global Development N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 49,942
SOS Children's Villages USA, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 840
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
ReSurge International Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Cole Community Church, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
WildAid, Inc. San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Harborlight Community Partners N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Pratham USA N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Founders Pledge Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 780,000
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Art in Action San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Princeton Area Community Foundation, Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 7,000
CHAC Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Caring Choices Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
The Mid-Michigan Land Conservancy N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,647,492

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Squash On Track CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Thistle Farms Inc TN Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lawrence University of Wisconsin WI Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Saint Andrew's School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Costanoa Commons Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Defenders of Wildlife DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals VA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
NAMI Santa Clara County CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
Marshall Project Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,656,000
Friends of YOSAR, Inc. CA Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 1,981,800

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
UC Hastings Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
5Th Avenue Theatre Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Contemporary Jewish Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 260
Samaritan House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Global Development United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 49,942
SOS Children's Villages USA, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 840
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
ReSurge International United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Cole Community Church, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
WildAid, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Harborlight Community Partners United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Pratham USA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Founders Pledge Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 780,000
Music for Minors Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Art in Action United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Princeton Area Community Foundation, Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 7,000
CHAC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Caring Choices Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
The Mid-Michigan Land Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,647,492

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13110 records found.