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)
Kara Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 600
Aim High for High School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
The Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Kids Intervention & Diagnostic Service Center, Inc. N/A OR United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics N/A ON Canada Health Donor Advised 2018 39,445
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
The Education Trust N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 285,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Global Poverty Project, Inc. N/A NY United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Shine Global, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
VoteRiders N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 7,200,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Hope Hospice and Community Services, Inc. N/A FL United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 9,445,595

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Kara Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 600
Aim High for High School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
The Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Kids Intervention & Diagnostic Service Center, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Art in Action San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 39,445
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
The Education Trust N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 285,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Global Poverty Project, Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Shine Global, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
VoteRiders N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 7,200,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Hope Hospice and Community Services, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 9,445,595

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Reach Out Alumni Assistance Network Association CA Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Adventure Cycling Association MT Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Hillsborough Schools Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,600
Project HOPE The People to People Health Foundation Inc VA Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Craterian Performances Company OR Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 350
Indivisible Civic Engagement Inc DC Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Leadership Forum CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Girls Middle School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Archaeological Conservancy NM Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
New Teacher Center CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Future of Life Institute MA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Central Indiana Land Trust Incorporated IN Environment Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley TX Other Donor Advised 2018 500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Best Buddies International, Inc. FL Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Feminist Majority Foundation VA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 484,650

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Kara United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 600
Aim High for High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
The Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Kids Intervention & Diagnostic Service Center, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Art in Action United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics Canada Health Donor Advised 2018 39,445
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
The Education Trust United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 285,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Global Poverty Project, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Shine Global, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
VoteRiders United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 7,200,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Hope Hospice and Community Services, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 9,445,595

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13110 records found.