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)
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Coast Guard Foundation, Inc. N/A CT United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 117,737
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 30,000
First Presbyterian Church of Burlingame San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Association for the Advancement of Science N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 288,019
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Oberlin College N/A OH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wallace Buice Theatre Company N/A GA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Cobscook Community Learning Center N/A ME United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Video Internet Distribution Education Opportunity Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Taking Out Toxo N/A IL United States Health Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Hokoji N/A NM United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Human Development and Children Foundation N/A MD United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Youth Radio Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh N/A PA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 802,956

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250
PTA of MS 54 Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Kings Academy Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Benedictine Fathers of the Priory San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mississippi Community Education Center N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ising Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Art of Yoga Project Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Future Talent of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Neighborhood House Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
CuriOdyssey San Mateo Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Darkness to Light N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
New Teacher Center N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Page SUM 720,750

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
St. Anthony Indian School Inc. NM Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Jews for Jesus CA Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tipping Point Community CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Capital Area Immigrants' Rights Coalition DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 175,000
New Schools Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,535,000
State Voices DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Auburn Theological Seminary NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Families for Freedom Inc NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Burlingame High School Parents Group, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
University of Oregon Foundation OR Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 -250
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Stage Company CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley ID Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Child and Family Research and Training Institute CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Valley Christian Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 2,292,000

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
PTA of MS 54 Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Kings Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Benedictine Fathers of the Priory United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mississippi Community Education Center United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ising Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Art of Yoga Project United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Future Talent of Silicon Valley United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Earth Island Institute Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Neighborhood House Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
CuriOdyssey United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Darkness to Light United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
New Teacher Center United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Page SUM 720,750

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13110 records found.