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)
Shakespeare Play On N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Race Swami N/A UT United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 750
Mission Asset Fund San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
City Garden Montessori School N/A MO United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 80,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Redwood City School District San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,722,500
Carnegie Mellon University N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -900,000
Northwestern University N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Nine Lives Foundation San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bishop O'Dowd High School Alameda CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole N/A WY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Episcopal Relief and Development N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Ojai Valley Land Conservancy N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 800
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 1,365,600

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Shakespeare Play On N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Race Swami N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 750
Mission Asset Fund San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
City Garden Montessori School N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 80,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Redwood City School District San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,722,500
Carnegie Mellon University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 -900,000
Northwestern University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Nine Lives Foundation San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bishop O'Dowd High School Alameda Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Episcopal Relief and Development N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Ojai Valley Land Conservancy N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Art in Action San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 800
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 1,365,600

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Chopsticks Alley Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 33,000
Northwest Health Foundation II OR Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Give Back Yoga Foundation CO General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Kepler Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
FoodWhat Incorporated CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Notre Dame High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
United Way of the Bay Area CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Americans United for Separation of Church and State Inc DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
San Jose Taiko Group Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 13,500
Great Blacks in Wax Museum Inc MD Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Crystal Springs Uplands School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
The Nature Conservancy of California CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Development Corporation of Brownsville Inc TX Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley CA Education Donor Advised 2018 41,523
Indigenous Educational Network of Turtle Island MN Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
American Leadership Forum CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
College Track CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
National Bighorn Sheep Interpretive Association Inc WY Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 702,223

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Shakespeare Play On United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Race Swami United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 750
Mission Asset Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
City Garden Montessori School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 80,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Redwood City School District United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,722,500
Carnegie Mellon University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -900,000
Northwestern University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Nine Lives Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bishop O'Dowd High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Episcopal Relief and Development United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Ojai Valley Land Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Art in Action United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 800
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 1,365,600

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13110 records found.