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)
Rudolf Steiner Foundation, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Stony Brook Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Institute for Field Research N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Bay Area Legal Aid Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Berkeley House Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
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
Dec My Room Inc N/A TX United States Health 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
Women Make Movies N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Le Moyne College N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Hawaii Community Foundation N/A HI United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 7,500
International Sonoran Desert Alliance N/A AZ United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 27,000
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Bicycle Coalition Education Fund San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 636,950

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Rudolf Steiner Foundation, Inc. San Francisco Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Stony Brook Foundation, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Institute for Field Research N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Bay Area Legal Aid Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Berkeley House Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Pachamama Alliance San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Dec My Room Inc N/A Health 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
Women Make Movies N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Le Moyne College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Hawaii Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New America Foundation N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 7,500
International Sonoran Desert Alliance N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 27,000
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Bicycle Coalition Education Fund San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 636,950

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
The Ocean Conservancy Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Heifer Project International AR International Development Donor Advised 2018 38,000
PATH Drug Solutions WA Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
March for Our Lives Foundation CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Odyssey Learning Center Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of Edgewood Park-Friends of Edgewood Natural Preserv CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Expression Church TX Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,220
Life Learning Academy CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
National Domestic Violence Hotline TX Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Wishbone Org CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Fundacion De Culebra Inc PR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The International Institute of The Bay Area CA Immigration Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sacred Heart Nativity School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,500
UMBC Foundation MD Education Donor Advised 2018 -5,750
Chronicle Season of Sharing Fund CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Asian Pacific Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 774,170

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Rudolf Steiner Foundation, Inc. United States Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Stony Brook Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Institute for Field Research United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Bay Area Legal Aid United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Berkeley House Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Pachamama Alliance United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Dec My Room Inc United States Health 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
Women Make Movies United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Le Moyne College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Hawaii Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Bridge Program United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New America Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Community School of Music & Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford United States Health Donor Advised 2018 7,500
International Sonoran Desert Alliance United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 27,000
San Francisco Zoological Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Bicycle Coalition Education Fund United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 636,950

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13110 records found.