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)
The Salvation Army N/A OR United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Loyola High School Foundation N/A MI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Alameda Elementary School N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2018 29,496
The Carey School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Redwood City Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
BishopAccountability.org, Inc. N/A MA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Tahoe Cross-Country Ski Education Association, Inc. N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
ELLINIKI ETAIRIA N/A Greece Environment Donor Advised 2018 936
United States Association for UNHCR N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Chess-in-the-Schools, Inc. N/A NY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Utah Film Center N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Ace Charter School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Concentric Media San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Young Dreamer Network San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
St. Paul's School Contra Costa NH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula School, Ltd. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
The Primary School - East Palo Alto San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Theater Workshop of Nantucket Inc N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
The Salvation Army N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Loyola High School Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Alameda Elementary School N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 29,496
The Carey School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Redwood City Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
BishopAccountability.org, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Tahoe Cross-Country Ski Education Association, Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
ELLINIKI ETAIRIA N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 936
United States Association for UNHCR N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Chess-in-the-Schools, Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Utah Film Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Ace Charter School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Concentric Media San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Young Dreamer Network San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
St. Paul's School Contra Costa Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula School, Ltd. San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
The Primary School - East Palo Alto San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Theater Workshop of Nantucket Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Georgetown University DC Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Chanticleer, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Fiat Lux Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Jewish World Service, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 325,000
Junipero Serra High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 26,000
Fashion Has Heart MI Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Indivisible Civics Inc DC Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Foster Boy Movies LLC IL Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center NY Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Heartbeat OR General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vida Verde Nature Education CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
American Leadership Forum CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 608,200

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
The Salvation Army United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Loyola High School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Alameda Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 29,496
The Carey School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Redwood City Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
BishopAccountability.org, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Tahoe Cross-Country Ski Education Association, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
ELLINIKI ETAIRIA Greece Environment Donor Advised 2018 936
United States Association for UNHCR United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Chess-in-the-Schools, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Utah Film Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Ace Charter School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Concentric Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Young Dreamer Network United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
St. Paul's School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula School, Ltd. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
The Primary School - East Palo Alto United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Theater Workshop of Nantucket Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 191,382

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13110 records found.