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)
Trustees of Princeton University N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 165,000
Environmental Working Group N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Keys Family Day School, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Culver Educational Foundation N/A IN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Photographers Without Borders Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Braven Incorporated N/A IL United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Calmer Choice N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 26,000
Open Heart Kitchen of Livermore, Inc. Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Symphony Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Frontier Innovations Foundation N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Asian Pacific Fund San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Kyrgyz Jayity National pasture users’ Association of Kyrgyzs N/A Kyrgyzstan Food Security Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Community Learning Center Institute N/A OH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Common Justice N/A NY United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Saint Ignatius High School of Cleveland N/A OH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Innovate Public Schools Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Citizens Climate Education Corp. N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,609,250

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Trustees of Princeton University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 165,000
Environmental Working Group N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Keys Family Day School, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Culver Educational Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Photographers Without Borders Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Braven Incorporated N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Calmer Choice N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 26,000
Open Heart Kitchen of Livermore, Inc. Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Symphony Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Frontier Innovations Foundation N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Asian Pacific Fund San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Kyrgyz Jayity National pasture users’ Association of Kyrgyzs N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Community Learning Center Institute N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Common Justice N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Saint Ignatius High School of Cleveland N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Innovate Public Schools Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Citizens Climate Education Corp. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,609,250

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania PA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Oberlin College OH Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mozilla Foundation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for Youth Wellness CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Redwood City Police Activities League Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,850
Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles CA Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Barbara Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
CALmatters CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Women Donors Network CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Institute for Stuttering Treatment & Professional T NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 600
National Veterans Legal Services Program Inc DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Old Skool Cafe CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Rites of Passage CA Other Donor Advised 2018 3,000
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
UC San Diego Foundation CA Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 756,200

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 165,000
Environmental Working Group United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Keys Family Day School, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Culver Educational Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Photographers Without Borders Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Braven Incorporated United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Calmer Choice United States Health Donor Advised 2018 26,000
Open Heart Kitchen of Livermore, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Symphony Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Frontier Innovations Foundation United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Asian Pacific Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Kyrgyz Jayity National pasture users’ Association of Kyrgyzs Kyrgyzstan Food Security Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Community Learning Center Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Common Justice United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Saint Ignatius High School of Cleveland United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Innovate Public Schools United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Citizens Climate Education Corp. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,609,250

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13110 records found.