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)
Unbound N/A KS United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
10 Books A Home San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Mountain View-Los Altos Union High School District Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Quicksilver Swimming Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Institute for Nonprofit News N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
California Film Institute Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Ace Charter School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Mithil Prasad Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
Berkshire Montessori School Inc N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,000,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for the Mid South N/A MS United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Lawrence University of Wisconsin N/A WI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Volunteers of America Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
University of Southern California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 7,468,500

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
NAMI Santa Clara County Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Caminar San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 40,327
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Glenbard West High School N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of Buford Park & Mt. Pisgah N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California College of the Arts Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Catholic Relief Services, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
African American Community Service Agency Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
First Church of Christ Scientist Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Jewish Study Network Inc Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Tides Foundation San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -600,000
Carnegie Foundation for Advancement Teaching W Coast Office N/A Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Page SUM 488,327

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition CO Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 17,000
Boy Scouts of America CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Los Altos Educational Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Notre Dame de Namur University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Kahilu Theatre Foundation HI Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Nueva School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Duke University NC Education Donor Advised 2018 -16
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc GA International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for Young Women's Development CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 -350,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 35,000
The Nueva School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Portola Valley Theatre Conservatory, Inc. CA Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Other Side Academy UT Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center WA Health Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Spirit Rock Meditation Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 310,734

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
NAMI Santa Clara County United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Caminar United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 40,327
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Glenbard West High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of Buford Park & Mt. Pisgah United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California College of the Arts United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Catholic Relief Services, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
African American Community Service Agency United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
First Church of Christ Scientist United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Jewish Study Network Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Tides Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -600,000
Carnegie Foundation for Advancement Teaching W Coast Office United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Page SUM 488,327

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13110 records found.