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)
Nature Conservancy, Inc. N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
East Lynne Theater Company N/A NJ United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Phillips Exeter Academy N/A NH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 51,000
Rudolf Steiner Foundation, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Karidat N/A MP United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Hand in Hand American Friends of Cntr for Jewish-Arab Edu in N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pachamama Alliance San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 18,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Project Open Hand San Francisco CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pie Ranch N/A CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New America Foundation N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Marine Science Institute San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trust for Public Land San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
International Sonoran Desert Alliance N/A AZ United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 27,000
Crisis Intervention Services N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Vision to Learn N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 565,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Nature Conservancy, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
East Lynne Theater Company N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Phillips Exeter Academy N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 51,000
Rudolf Steiner Foundation, Inc. San Francisco Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Karidat N/A Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Hand in Hand American Friends of Cntr for Jewish-Arab Edu in N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pachamama Alliance San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 18,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Project Open Hand San Francisco Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pie Ranch N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New America Foundation N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Marine Science Institute San Mateo Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trust for Public Land San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
International Sonoran Desert Alliance N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 27,000
Crisis Intervention Services N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Vision to Learn N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 565,000

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Trustees of Reservations MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
College Foundation of the University of Virginia VA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sundance Institute UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Battery Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
California Indian Basketweavers Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Dressage Foundation Inc. NE Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Zen Center A Corporation Sole CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Episcopal Church in the Diocese of El Camino Real CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Democracy Earth Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Mei Fong and Associates CA Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Maplight CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,400
Page SUM 237,450

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Nature Conservancy, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
East Lynne Theater Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Phillips Exeter Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 51,000
Rudolf Steiner Foundation, Inc. United States Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Karidat United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Hand in Hand American Friends of Cntr for Jewish-Arab Edu in United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pachamama Alliance United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 18,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Project Open Hand United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pie Ranch United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Bridge Program United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New America Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Marine Science Institute United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trust for Public Land United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
International Sonoran Desert Alliance United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 27,000
Crisis Intervention Services United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Vision to Learn United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 565,000

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13110 records found.