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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Allied Media Projects, Inc. N/A MI United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
The Harker School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 83,383
Nuru International N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 350,000
John F. Kennedy Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for Responsive Politics N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Bard College N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Save the Redwoods League San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Mary's Place Seattle N/A WA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
National Academy of Engineering Fund N/A GA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Mary's Catholic School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Learning Ally Inc N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Alliance on Aging Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Buddhist Global Relief N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Save the Bay Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Collaborative for Academic Social and Emotional Learning N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Global Fund for Children N/A DC United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 28,000
Page SUM 1,070,333

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Allied Media Projects, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
The Harker School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 83,383
Nuru International N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 350,000
John F. Kennedy Elementary School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for Responsive Politics N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Bard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Save the Redwoods League San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Mary's Place Seattle N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
National Academy of Engineering Fund N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Mary's Catholic School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Learning Ally Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Alliance on Aging Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Buddhist Global Relief N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Collaborative for Academic Social and Emotional Learning N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Global Fund for Children N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 28,000
Page SUM 1,070,333

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National State Teachers of the Year Inc PA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Hospice Family Care AL Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Ocean Conservancy Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bat Conservation International, Inc. TX Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco State University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Tides Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Spark Microgrants NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Son of a Saint LA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mountainstar Family Relief Nursery OR Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
MK Level Playing Field Institute CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation MD Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Lazarex Cancer Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 271,500
Mass Design Group MA International Development Donor Advised 2018 9,100
Contemporary Jewish Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 260
Pro Publica, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
California Institute for Medical Research CA Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 1,196,810

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Allied Media Projects, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
The Harker School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Trust for Conservation Innovation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 83,383
Nuru International United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 350,000
John F. Kennedy Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for Responsive Politics United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Teach for America, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Bard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Save the Redwoods League United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Mary's Place Seattle United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
National Academy of Engineering Fund United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Mary's Catholic School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Learning Ally Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Alliance on Aging Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Buddhist Global Relief United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Save the Bay United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Collaborative for Academic Social and Emotional Learning United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Global Fund for Children United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 28,000
Page SUM 1,070,333

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13110 records found.