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)
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Symphonic Choir Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Moraga Educational Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Alpha Sigma Nu, Inc. N/A WI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Covia Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Gainesville Independent School, Inc N/A GA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Wilcox Health Foundation N/A HI United States Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Feeding America N/A DC United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Parkinson's Institute Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Open Philanthropy Project San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 835,000
Page SUM 996,700

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Symphonic Choir Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Moraga Educational Foundation Contra Costa Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Alpha Sigma Nu, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Covia Foundation Contra Costa Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Gainesville Independent School, Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Wilcox Health Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Feeding America N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Parkinson's Institute Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Open Philanthropy Project San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 835,000
Page SUM 996,700

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Sisters of Saint Joseph of Carondelet MO Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Okizu Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Syrian American Medical Society Foundation DC Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers and Students Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 -25,000,000
Music in the Schools Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Child and Family Research and Training Institute CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
MK Level Playing Field Institute CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. KS Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Cristo Rey San Jose High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Wisconsin Foundation WI General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 31,000
HelpHopeLive Inc PA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
The UCLA Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
U.S. National Committee for UN Women DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM -23,873,000

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
St. Francis Center of Redwood City United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Symphonic Choir United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Moraga Educational Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Alpha Sigma Nu, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Teen Success, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Covia Foundation United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Abilities United United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Gainesville Independent School, Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Institute of Mathematics United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Wilcox Health Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Feeding America United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Parkinson's Institute United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Open Philanthropy Project United States Education Donor Advised 2018 835,000
Page SUM 996,700

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13110 records found.