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)
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
New Creation Home Ministries San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
International Childrens Assistance Network Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Cancer Prevention Institute of California Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
AEROBridge N/A CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The University Corporation San Francisco State San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. San Mateo CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Uncommon Knowledge and Achievement, Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Wayfinder Foundation N/A MN United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Defenders of Wildlife N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
SHE-CAN Inc Marin CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Center for Civic Innovation Inc N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 460,000
Hollaback N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Institute for Applied Tinkering San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Junior State of America Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Nantucket Conservation Foundation, Inc. N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 992,400

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
New Creation Home Ministries San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
International Childrens Assistance Network Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Cancer Prevention Institute of California Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 500
AEROBridge N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The University Corporation San Francisco State San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. San Mateo International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Uncommon Knowledge and Achievement, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Wayfinder Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Defenders of Wildlife N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
SHE-CAN Inc Marin Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Center for Civic Innovation Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 460,000
Hollaback N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Institute for Applied Tinkering San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Junior State of America Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Nantucket Conservation Foundation, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 992,400

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
New Creation Home Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Congregation Ner Tamid of South Bay CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Teach For All Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000,000
Solutions Journalism Network Inc NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 624,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory NY Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,984,012
Burning Man Project CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Interfaith Committee for Detained Immigrants IL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Alliance for Climate Protection DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
UNIDOSUS DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Family Supportive Housing Inc CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
The Salvation Army VA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Animal Equality CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 886,520
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
ReSurge International CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Foundation for Financial Planning, Inc. DC Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 7,839,732

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
New Creation Home Ministries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
International Childrens Assistance Network Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Community School of Music & Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Cancer Prevention Institute of California United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
AEROBridge United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The University Corporation San Francisco State United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Uncommon Knowledge and Achievement, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Wayfinder Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Defenders of Wildlife United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
SHE-CAN Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Center for Civic Innovation Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 460,000
Hollaback United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Institute for Applied Tinkering United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Junior State of America Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Nantucket Conservation Foundation, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 992,400

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13110 records found.