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)
Zen Center A Corporation Sole San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
International Documentary Association Inc. N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Kansas University Endowment Association N/A KS United States Education Donor Advised 2019 -500,000
Lake Champlain Chamber Music Festival N/A VT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Learning and Loving Education Center Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Loyola Educational Corporation of Shreveport N/A LA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Marcia Spitz Laurel Learning Center San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 700
Mentor Tutor Connection Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Mission Hope N/A GA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Mount Hermon Association Incorporated N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
National Foundation for Celiac Awareness N/A PA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Nature Conservancy N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
New Venture Fund N/A DC United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500,000
OutRight Action International N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Parents Club West Portal School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Peninsula Arts Guild Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 1,219,900

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Zen Center A Corporation Sole San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
International Documentary Association Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Kansas University Endowment Association N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 -500,000
Lake Champlain Chamber Music Festival N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Learning and Loving Education Center Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 250
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Loyola Educational Corporation of Shreveport N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Marcia Spitz Laurel Learning Center San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 700
Mentor Tutor Connection Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Mission Hope N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Mount Hermon Association Incorporated N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
National Foundation for Celiac Awareness N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Nature Conservancy N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
New Venture Fund N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500,000
OutRight Action International N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Parents Club West Portal School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Peninsula Arts Guild Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 1,219,900

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley CA Education Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Rotary Club of Ashland Lithia Springs Foundation OR Education Donor Advised 2019 11,100
Samaritan House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 23,300
Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing, Inc. VA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 2,500
San Francisco State University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections CA Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Schools Mentoring & Resource Team CA Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northern Nevada NV Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Sister Song, Inc. GA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Broadwater School and Community Library MT Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
South Bay Clean Creeks Coalition CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
California Indian Museum & Cultural Center CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 22,500
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. FL Religion Donor Advised 2019 25,000
All Saints Episcopal Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 6,000
American Cancer Society Inc OK Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 607,600

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Zen Center A Corporation Sole United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
International Documentary Association Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Kansas University Endowment Association United States Education Donor Advised 2019 -500,000
Lake Champlain Chamber Music Festival United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Learning and Loving Education Center United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Loyola Educational Corporation of Shreveport United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Marcia Spitz Laurel Learning Center United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 700
Mentor Tutor Connection United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Mission Hope United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Mount Hermon Association Incorporated United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
National Foundation for Celiac Awareness United States Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Nature Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
New Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500,000
OutRight Action International United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Parents Club West Portal School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Peninsula Arts Guild United States Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 1,219,900

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13280 records found.