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)
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Spartan Foundation Inc. Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Univeristy of Virginia Alumni Association N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Congregation Kol Emeth Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Feeding America N/A DC United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 300
All Stars Helping Kids, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Carnegie Mellon University N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Selby Lane School Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Oregon Public Broadcasting N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lanai Culture & Heritage Center N/A HI United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Roman Archbishop of Los Angeles A Corporation Sole N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Living Beyond Breast Cancer N/A PA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Joe Goode Performance Group San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Friends of Birdlife International Inc N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Nutrition Coalition N/A DC United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Parent Revolution, Inc. N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 1,770,050

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Spartan Foundation Inc. Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Univeristy of Virginia Alumni Association N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Congregation Kol Emeth Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Feeding America N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 300
All Stars Helping Kids, Inc. Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Carnegie Mellon University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Selby Lane School Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Oregon Public Broadcasting N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lanai Culture & Heritage Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Roman Archbishop of Los Angeles A Corporation Sole N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Living Beyond Breast Cancer N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Joe Goode Performance Group San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Friends of Birdlife International Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Nutrition Coalition N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Parent Revolution, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 1,770,050

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Aubin Pictures, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 60,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 400,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Monmouth Conservation Foundation NJ Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Aspire Public Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Red White & Blue Charity CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo Sister City Association Inc CA Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Assist International, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PTA of MS 54 Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Gbowee Peace Foundation Africa-USA NY Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Breakthrough Collaborative Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sundance Institute UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,800
Kind, Inc. DC Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Monastery of St. Gertrude ID Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Children's Hospital Corporation MA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,695,376
Kimberly Coffey Foundation Inc NY Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Day Worker Center of Mountain View CA Immigration Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Human Rights First NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 3,442,376

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Spartan Foundation Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Univeristy of Virginia Alumni Association United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Congregation Kol Emeth United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Selby Lane School Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Roman Archbishop of Los Angeles A Corporation Sole United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Joe Goode Performance Group United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Friends of Birdlife International Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Nutrition Coalition United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Parent Revolution, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Dream City Mission Church South Korea Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Hope Enterprise Corporation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 125,000
National Council on Teacher Quality United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
First Amendment Coalition United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 400
St. Louis University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Bat Conservation International, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 120,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 1,000,150

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13110 records found.