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)
Business Executives for National Security N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
KIPP Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 48,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation N/A CA United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
One Child Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition N/A CO United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
That Man May See, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
FoodWhat Incorporated N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Southern California Equestrian Sports N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Papillon Center for Loss and Transition N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jackson Laboratory N/A CT United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Prisoners Legal Services of New York Inc. Alameda NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 170,000
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
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Kenya HELP San Mateo CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
With Grace Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 892,950

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Business Executives for National Security N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
KIPP Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 48,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation N/A Donor Advised 2018 5,000
One Child Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
That Man May See, Inc. San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
FoodWhat Incorporated N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Southern California Equestrian Sports N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Papillon Center for Loss and Transition N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jackson Laboratory N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Prisoners Legal Services of New York Inc. Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 170,000
Stony Brook Foundation, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Institute for Field Research N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Kenya HELP San Mateo International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
With Grace Foundation Inc Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 892,950

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
APA Heritage Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Badass Animal Rescue Inc NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Holy Angels School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Paul Carlson Medical Program, Inc. IL Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Safe Passages CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
St. Nicholas Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 20,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Trustees of Columbia University in The City of New York NY Education Donor Advised 2018 110,000
Sonoma Valley Museum of Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Common Sense Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -10,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital TN Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Institute for Field Research CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 700
Ida B. Wells Memorial Foundation IL Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Narrative Magazine Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tor Project Inc. WA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Kainos Home & Training Center for the Developmentally Disabl CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 283,950

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Business Executives for National Security United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
KIPP Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 48,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
One Child United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
That Man May See, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
FoodWhat Incorporated United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Southern California Equestrian Sports United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Papillon Center for Loss and Transition United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jackson Laboratory United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Prisoners Legal Services of New York Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 170,000
Stony Brook Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Institute for Field Research United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Kenya HELP United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Teen Success, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sequoia Adult School Scholars United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
With Grace Foundation Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 892,950

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13110 records found.