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)
The American Israel Education Foundation Inc. N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Redwood City Downtown Business Group San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
NAF Hotline Fund N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Nuru International N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Salvation Army N/A OR United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Jewish Family Service of San Diego N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
New Classrooms Innovation Partners, Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Turn 2 U, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 361,000
California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PartnersGlobal N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Redwood City Parks and Arts Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Congregation Beth David Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,500
Children's Creativity Museum San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Institute for Nonprofit News N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
LGS Foundation N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Charter Fund Inc N/A CO United States Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000,000
Page SUM 36,412,450

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The American Israel Education Foundation Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Redwood City Downtown Business Group San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
NAF Hotline Fund N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Nuru International N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Salvation Army N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Jewish Family Service of San Diego N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
New Classrooms Innovation Partners, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Turn 2 U, Inc. San Francisco Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 361,000
California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PartnersGlobal N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Redwood City Parks and Arts Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Congregation Beth David Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,500
Children's Creativity Museum San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Institute for Nonprofit News N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
LGS Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Charter Fund Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000,000
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
California Charter Schools Consortium CA Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
National Congress of American Indians DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Kids First Enterprise WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Coding It Forward Inc MA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 70,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Schola Cantorum Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Alaska Community Foundation AK General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Amherst College Trustees MA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Mayo Clinic MN Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CollegeSpring Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Academy of Engineering Fund GA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Elks National Foundation, Inc. IL General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Mount Shasta Trail Association Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Duke University NC Education Donor Advised 2018 32,000
Natural History Museum of the Adirondacks NY Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 360,200

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The American Israel Education Foundation Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Redwood City Downtown Business Group United States Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
NAF Hotline Fund United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Nuru International United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Salvation Army United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Jewish Family Service of San Diego United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
New Classrooms Innovation Partners, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Turn 2 U, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 361,000
California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PartnersGlobal United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Redwood City Parks and Arts Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Congregation Beth David United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,500
Children's Creativity Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Institute for Nonprofit News United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
LGS Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CASA of San Mateo County United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Charter Fund Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000,000
Page SUM 36,412,450

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13110 records found.