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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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)
Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole N/A WY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Compassion International N/A CO United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,300
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
All Five San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 380
Vision Quilt N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Coastal Kids Home Care N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Austin Film Society N/A TX United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ride to Walk, Inc. N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Viewpoint Educational Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 8,500
The City Well United Methodist Church N/A NC United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Khan Academy Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Lewis and Clark College N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
High Fives Non-Profit Foundation N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Big Life Foundation USA N/A WA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 380,930

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Compassion International N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,300
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
All Five San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 380
Vision Quilt N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Coastal Kids Home Care N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Austin Film Society N/A Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ride to Walk, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Viewpoint Educational Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 8,500
The City Well United Methodist Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Khan Academy Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Lewis and Clark College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Nueva School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
High Fives Non-Profit Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Big Life Foundation USA N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 380,930

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
SPUR CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Jesuit Retreat Center of Los Altos CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Girls Incorporated of the Central Coast CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Death Penalty Focus CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Story, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,500
The Courage Campaign Institute CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Pilots Association CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
My New Red Shoes CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CALmatters CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con VA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Foundation Santa Cruz County CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 127,226
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Create Good Foundation WA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Open Door Ministries CO Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
North Country School Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 2,100
PEF Israel Endowment Funds, Inc. NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Rotary District 5170 Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 214,876

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Compassion International United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,300
Tides Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
All Five United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 380
Vision Quilt United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Coastal Kids Home Care United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Austin Film Society United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ride to Walk, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Viewpoint Educational Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 8,500
The City Well United Methodist Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Khan Academy Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Lewis and Clark College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Nueva School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
High Fives Non-Profit Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Big Life Foundation USA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 380,930

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13110 records found.