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)
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
National Association of City Transportation Officials Inc N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,462
Monument Academy Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Episcopal Senior Communities Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Dream City Mission Church N/A South Korea Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Management Center N/A DC United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Christian Missionary Fellowship N/A IN United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Child and Family Research and Training Institute San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Evidence Action, Inc. N/A DC United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,069,866
City of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,622
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Embarcadero Institute Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
New Community Church San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Black Media N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Page SUM 5,807,650

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
National Association of City Transportation Officials Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,462
Monument Academy Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Episcopal Senior Communities Foundation Contra Costa Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Dream City Mission Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Management Center N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Christian Missionary Fellowship N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Child and Family Research and Training Institute San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Evidence Action, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,069,866
City of San Jose Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,622
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Embarcadero Institute Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
New Community Church San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Black Media N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Page SUM 5,807,650

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for Popular Democracy NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Downtown Streets, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc TN Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Restore Hetch Hetchy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
California Pacific Medical Center Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Generation SERVE TX Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Torah Schools For Israel NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,250
NUS America Foundation, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Immigrant Legal Resource Center CA Immigration Donor Advised 2018 500
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Moving Train Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Center for New American Security, Inc. DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 400,352
The UCLA Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 786,402

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
National Association of City Transportation Officials Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,462
Monument Academy Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Episcopal Senior Communities Foundation United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Dream City Mission Church South Korea Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Management Center United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Christian Missionary Fellowship United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Child and Family Research and Training Institute United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Evidence Action, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,069,866
City of San Jose United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,622
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Sunnyvale Community Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Embarcadero Institute United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
New Community Church United States Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Black Media United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Page SUM 5,807,650

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13110 records found.