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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
St Denis Parish San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Documentary Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Chalkbeat, Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Kiva Microfunds San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Desert Scholarship Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 495,000
Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Reach Out Alumni Assistance Network Association N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400
NAMI San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid N/A England Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
American Civil Liberties Union of Nevada Foundation Inc N/A NV United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Cure GM1 Incorporated Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 400
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Initiative and Facilitation for Assistance N/A Kenya Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 60,000
National Urban Squash & Education Association Incorporated N/A NY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mountain View Buddhist Temple Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Future of Life Institute N/A MA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 1,158,800

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
St Denis Parish San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Documentary Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Chalkbeat, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Kiva Microfunds San Francisco International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Desert Scholarship Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 495,000
Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Reach Out Alumni Assistance Network Association N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 400
NAMI San Mateo County San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
American Civil Liberties Union of Nevada Foundation Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Cure GM1 Incorporated Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 400
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Initiative and Facilitation for Assistance N/A Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 60,000
National Urban Squash & Education Association Incorporated N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mountain View Buddhist Temple Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Future of Life Institute N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 1,158,800

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Mending Kids International CA Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 800
Church Health Center of Memphis Inc TN Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. NY Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Legal Services for Children CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Cross Pointe, the Church at Gwinnett Center, Inc. GA Religion Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Palo Alto Community Child Care CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Consumer Reports Inc NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Center For Documentary Studies NC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Hand to Hold TX Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Food System 6 Accelerator CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Project H Design CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
International Myeloma Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Treepeople Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Council of the United States Society of St. Vincent MO Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Strong City Baltimore MD Community Development Donor Advised 2018 185,000
SPUR CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Code for America Labs CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
FUSE Corps CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Civil Rights Corps DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 21,000
Page SUM 1,020,300

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
St Denis Parish United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Chalkbeat, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Kiva Microfunds United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Desert Scholarship Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 495,000
Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Reach Out Alumni Assistance Network Association United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400
NAMI San Mateo County United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid England Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
American Civil Liberties Union of Nevada Foundation Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Cure GM1 Incorporated United States Health Donor Advised 2018 400
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Initiative and Facilitation for Assistance Kenya Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 60,000
National Urban Squash & Education Association Incorporated United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mountain View Buddhist Temple United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Future of Life Institute United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 1,158,800

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13110 records found.