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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Prison University Project, Inc. N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Transformation Church Alameda DE United States Other Donor Advised 2018 2,020
California Institute of Technology N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 215,530
University of Nottingham N/A England Education Donor Advised 2018 11,260
International Media Project Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,200
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 495,000
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Tom Deierlein Foundation Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Humane League N/A MD United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000,000
Torah Schools For Israel N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,250
Skid Row Housing Trust N/A CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for Farmworker Families N/A CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundations, Inc. N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute N/A England Health Donor Advised 2018 199,497
Duke University N/A NC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 32,000
Community Foundation Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
San Francisco City Impact San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 13,180,257

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Prison University Project, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Transformation Church Alameda Other Donor Advised 2018 2,020
California Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 215,530
University of Nottingham N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 11,260
International Media Project Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 3,200
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 495,000
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Tom Deierlein Foundation Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Humane League N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000,000
Torah Schools For Israel N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,250
Skid Row Housing Trust N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for Farmworker Families N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundations, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 199,497
Duke University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 32,000
Community Foundation Santa Cruz County N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
San Francisco City Impact San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 13,180,257

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Northeastern University MA Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
San Benito County Heritage Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital TN Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Polaris Project DC Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Communities for a Better Environment CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 67,000
Innovate Public Schools CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Family Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Music for Minors Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Calmer Choice MA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Louisville Urban League KY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Illustrative Mathematics AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Jose Valdes Math Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Oregon League of Conservation Voters Education Fund OR Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Cabrillo Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Congregation Etz Chayim CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 3,877,750

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Prison University Project, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Transformation Church United States Other Donor Advised 2018 2,020
California Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 215,530
University of Nottingham England Education Donor Advised 2018 11,260
International Media Project United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Sustainable Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,200
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 495,000
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Tom Deierlein Foundation Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Humane League United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000,000
Torah Schools For Israel United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,250
Skid Row Housing Trust United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for Farmworker Families United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundations, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute England Health Donor Advised 2018 199,497
Duke University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 32,000
Community Foundation Santa Cruz County United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
San Francisco City Impact United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 13,180,257

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13110 records found.