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 descending Year Amount (USD)
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Ayni Institute N/A MA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 264,000
Forward Justice N/A NC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 280,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Beatrice Educational Foundation Inc. N/A NE United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Los Altos Library Endowment Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2019 -339
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Make the Road New York N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 68,200
McKenzie River Trust N/A OR United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
California Polytechnic State University Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Cancer CAREpoint Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Herban Health San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Mills College Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Moonshot Edventures N/A CO United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Center for Inquiry Inc N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Ayni Institute N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 264,000
Forward Justice N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 280,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Beatrice Educational Foundation Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Los Altos Library Endowment Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 -339
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Make the Road New York N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 68,200
McKenzie River Trust N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
California Polytechnic State University Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Cancer CAREpoint Inc Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Herban Health San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Mills College Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Moonshot Edventures N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Center for Inquiry Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Center for Excellence in Nonprofits CA Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2019 500
iCivics MA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2019 750
Charles Armstrong School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Childrens Theatre Company NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
New Sun Rising PA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Notre Dame de Namur University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Civil Rights Corps DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,600,000
Comite Civico Del Valle Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Our Lady of the Wayside Church CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Parent Revolution, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 4,750
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Congregation Emanu-El CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Peninsula Bridge Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, Inc. DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Project Red Foundation TX International Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services TX International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Page SUM 1,785,200

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Ayni Institute United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 264,000
Forward Justice United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 280,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Beatrice Educational Foundation Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Los Altos Library Endowment United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois United States Education Donor Advised 2019 -339
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Make the Road New York United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 68,200
McKenzie River Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
California Polytechnic State University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Cancer CAREpoint Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Herban Health United States Health Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Mills College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Moonshot Edventures United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Center for Inquiry Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Page SUM 987,261

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13280 records found.