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 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)
Quest Counseling & Consulting N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,500
GreenWave Organization Corp N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
ODC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Native Animal Rescue N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Kara Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Canine Companions for Independence Sonoma Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Women's Sports Foundation N/A Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Juilliard School N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Delta Upsilon Educational Foundation, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 16,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,188
Silicon Valley Creates Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
CorpsAfrica N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
One Degree San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Avatar Meher Babas Circle of Friends N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
National Immigration Law Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
The Courage Campaign Institute N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jumpstart for Young Children Inc N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,258,688

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Grist Magazine, Inc. WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Dignity Health Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Nuru International CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 175,000
UC Hastings Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Living Hope Community Church of Walnut Valley CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Massachusetts General Hospital MA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New Conservatory CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Community Initiatives CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Hospital Chaplains Ministry of America CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,600
Habitat for Humanity International Inc CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
William James Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,700
The University of Texas at Austin TX Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. MN International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Colorado Seminary CO Higher Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 564,200

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,500
Utah Film Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Unitarian Universalist Justice Ministry of California United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Santa Clara County Dental Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Congregation Beth Am United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
United Religions United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sesame Workshop United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Innovate Public Schools United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300,000
San Francisco State University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Beacon Interfaith Housing Collaborative United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Latin American Youth Center, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California College of the Arts United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Nueva School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 800
CCS Therapy Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Christian Herald Association Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 825
Page SUM 2,518,425

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