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)
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
California Brain Tumor Association Contra Costa CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Concentric Media San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
United Roots Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Thomas Merton Center for Catholic Spiritual Development PA Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Lincoln Law School of San Jose Endowment Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Raheem AI Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
350Seattleorg N/A WA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Family Connections San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
San Mateo Union High School District San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Coding It Forward Inc N/A MA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Lane College N/A TN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 1,185,950

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
California Brain Tumor Association Contra Costa Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Concentric Media San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
United Roots Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Thomas Merton Center for Catholic Spiritual Development PA Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Lincoln Law School of San Jose Endowment Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Raheem AI Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
350Seattleorg N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Family Connections San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
San Mateo Union High School District San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Coding It Forward Inc N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Lane College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 1,185,950

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Nature Conservancy of California CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 36,000
Dogma Animal Rescue Inc. CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,250
New Conservatory CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
El Camino Hospital Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
National Association of City Transportation Officials Inc NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 6,250
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Annunciation House Inc TX Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Children in Conflict Inc NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Achungo Community Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
The People's Lobby Education Institute IL Education Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Immaculate Conception Academy CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Public Radio, Inc. MD Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wheaton College IL Education Donor Advised 2018 7,000
UC Hastings Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Monastery of Christ in the Desert NM Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Spirit Rock Meditation Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Page SUM 463,000

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
California Brain Tumor Association United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Concentric Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Teach for America, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
United Roots United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Thomas Merton Center for Catholic Spiritual Development PA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Lincoln Law School of San Jose Endowment Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Raheem AI United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
350Seattleorg United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Family Connections United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
San Mateo Union High School District United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Coding It Forward Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Lane College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 1,185,950

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13110 records found.