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 descending Year Amount (USD)
Texas A&M Foundation N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
American Studies Assn N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Ten Times Ten LLC N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Feminist Majority Foundation N/A VA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Francisco Park Conservancy San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ocean Conservancy Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ke Ali'I Pauahi Foundation N/A HI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Asilomar Microcomputer Workshop Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Amherst College Trustees N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Society of the Sacred Heart United States Province N/A MO United States Religion/Spirituality Donor Advised 2018 250
Rape Trauma Services San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Oakland Public Education Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 850,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,012,800

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Texas A&M Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250
American Studies Assn N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Ten Times Ten LLC N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Feminist Majority Foundation N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Francisco Park Conservancy San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ocean Conservancy Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ke Ali'I Pauahi Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Asilomar Microcomputer Workshop Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Amherst College Trustees N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Society of the Sacred Heart United States Province N/A Religion/Spirituality Donor Advised 2018 250
Rape Trauma Services San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Oakland Public Education Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 850,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,012,800

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Cancer Research Fund Damon Runyon-Walter Winchell Foundation NY Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Theater Workshop of Nantucket Inc MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
GRID Alternatives CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 275,000
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church CA Donor Advised 2018 13,400
Sonoma County Vintners Foundation CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Palo Alto High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated MA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Planting Justice CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Future Talent of Silicon Valley CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Concentric Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Camp Glenwood CA Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oxford Day Academy CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Seeds of Learning CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Bard College NY Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Generative Somatics CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 540
Page SUM 3,683,190

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