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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Save the Redwoods League San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trustees for Harvard University N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750
Arts for Art, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Insight LA Inc N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
That Man May See, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Tahoe Rim Trail Association N/A NV United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 500
Solar Cookers International N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,500
St. Nicholas Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Enloe Medical Center N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Karam Foundation NFP N/A IL United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Global Fund For Women, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Coastal Repertory Theatre, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Ought Inc. San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Page SUM 454,400

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Save the Redwoods League San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trustees for Harvard University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750
Arts for Art, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Insight LA Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
That Man May See, Inc. San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Tahoe Rim Trail Association N/A Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 500
Solar Cookers International N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 6,500
St. Nicholas Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Enloe Medical Center N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Karam Foundation NFP N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Global Fund For Women, Inc. San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Coastal Repertory Theatre, Inc. San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Ought Inc. San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Page SUM 454,400

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Grand Teton Music Festival Inc WY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Woodside Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Entitlements How Inc KY Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Immigrant Legal Resource Center CA Immigration Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Villa Chardonnay Horses With Wings CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
New Venture Fund DC General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Jesuit High School of New Orleans LA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
El Dorado Musical Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Garden Conservancy Inc NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
T’ruah NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Downtown Streets Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Human Rights Campaign Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Carnegie Mellon University PA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Social Good Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of Puerto Rico Inc PR Other Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 549,300

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Save the Redwoods League United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trustees for Harvard University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750
Arts for Art, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Insight LA Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
That Man May See, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Tahoe Rim Trail Association United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 500
Solar Cookers International United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,500
St. Nicholas Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Enloe Medical Center United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Earth Island Institute Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Karam Foundation NFP United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Global Fund For Women, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Coastal Repertory Theatre, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Ought Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Page SUM 454,400

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13110 records found.