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)
TransFormCA Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 725,000
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -500
St. Moses Church N/A MD United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
uAspire Inc Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Monastery of Christ in the Desert N/A NM United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Providence Community Health Foundation N/A OR United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Burlingame Regional Community of the Sisters of Mercy of the San Mateo CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 750
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jews for Jesus San Francisco CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
IDEO.ORG N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 625
Pound Puppy Rescue San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Brown University N/A RI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
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
Page SUM 1,229,775

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Community Working Group, Inc. San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,500
TransFormCA Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 725,000
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -500
St. Moses Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
uAspire Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Monastery of Christ in the Desert N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Providence Community Health Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Burlingame Regional Community of the Sisters of Mercy of the San Mateo Other Donor Advised 2018 750
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jews for Jesus San Francisco Other Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
IDEO.ORG N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 625
Pound Puppy Rescue San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Brown University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,231,775

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 212,750
Reno Rodeo Foundation NV General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Feeding America DC Food Security Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Center for Constitutional Rights, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 4,000
CorpsAfrica DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Be The Match Foundation MN Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Portland Rescue Mission OR Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 450
Open Philanthropy Project CA Education Donor Advised 2018 835,000
Epiphany Lutheran Church CA Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
American Cancer Society Inc OK Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Doris Dillon School in Cambodia CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Via Rehabilitation Services, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Canopy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Faith in Texas - Pico TX Religion Donor Advised 2018 250,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Humane Society of Sonoma County CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Belmont-Redwood Shores Public School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,125
Page SUM 1,317,525

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Community Working Group, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,500
TransFormCA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 725,000
Pear Avenue Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -500
St. Moses Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
uAspire Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Monastery of Christ in the Desert United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Providence Community Health Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Burlingame Regional Community of the Sisters of Mercy of the United States Other Donor Advised 2018 750
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Family Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Ravenswood Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jews for Jesus United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
IDEO.ORG United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 625
Pound Puppy Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Brown University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,231,775

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13110 records found.