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.

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
MK Level Playing Field Institute Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2018 3,000
New Creation Home Ministries San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
HandsOn Bay Area San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fremont Unified School District Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 125,000
The Volunteer Center Serving San Francisco and San Mateo Cou San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Astronomical Association Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pacific Primary San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Jewish Study Network Inc Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Center for Youth Law Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
League of Women Voters South San Mateo County Education Fund San Mateo Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
First Unitarian Universalist Society of San Francisco San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 1,293,900

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Social Justice Collaborative CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Social Good Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American Association for the Advancement of Science DC Sciences Donor Advised 2018 59,110
Defy Ventures Inc NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lindsey Vonn Foundation OH Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 275
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Baltimore Museum of Art, Inc. MD Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Washington WA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Team Red White & Blue, Inc. FL Community Development Donor Advised 2018 225,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Society for the Preservation of the City of Milwaukee MI Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Transformation Church DE Other Donor Advised 2018 2,020
St. Nicholas Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Root Capital, Inc. MA International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Project Healthy Children MA International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Rudolf Steiner Foundation, Inc. CA Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Advocates for Survivors of Domestic Violence Incorporated ID Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 572,205

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