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)
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Women Make Movies N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Digital Promise N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,448,828
One Acre Fund N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Larkin Street Youth Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Friendship Circle Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Flti N/A AR United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
The Salvation Army N/A OR United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Workshops for Warriors Inc N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
My New Red Shoes San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Southern California Public Radio N/A CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 240
OC International, Inc. N/A CO United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 1,730,168

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Women Make Movies N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Digital Promise N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,448,828
One Acre Fund N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Larkin Street Youth Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Friendship Circle Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Flti N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
The Salvation Army N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Workshops for Warriors Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
My New Red Shoes San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Southern California Public Radio N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 240
OC International, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 1,730,168

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Regents of the University of Michigan MI Education Donor Advised 2018 100,523
Downtown Streets, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Paul Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Amy Seiwert's Imagery CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Carleton College MN Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New Mexico Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice NM Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of Spannocchia ME Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Rotary Foundation of Rotary International IL International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Tahoe Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Kidney Foundation Inc. NY Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
There With Care of the Bay Area CA Health Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute MA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Room to Read CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Team Rubicon CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Golden State Warriors Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pacifica Foundation Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jesuit Retreat Center of Los Altos CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 186,973

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics Canada Health Donor Advised 2018 42,504
Caring Choices Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Knowledgeworks Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Research Foundation for the State University of New York United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,470
Friends of Huddart and Wunderlich Parks United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Accelerator for America United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Fashion Has Heart United States Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Institute of World Politics United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sandy Hook Promise Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Samaritan House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Surfrider Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International United States Donor Advised 2018 50,000
PAMS Foundation Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 1,211,974

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13110 records found.