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.

Grantee Bay Area County State Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Pacific Crest Trail Association N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Johns Hopkins University N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2018 62,400
School in the Square Public Charter School N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Live Oak Adult Day Services Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Bay Area Ministries, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750,000
DataKind N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 220,000
New Venture Fund N/A DC United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 78,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sonrisas Dental Health Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Hollister Youth Alliance N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Dream Corps Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
International Documentary Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -113
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 450
California Fire Foundation N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Hetrick-Martin Institute, Inc. N/A NY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Alta Loma High School Alumni Association N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,636,837

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13110 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Pacific Crest Trail Association N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Johns Hopkins University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 62,400
School in the Square Public Charter School N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Live Oak Adult Day Services Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Bay Area Ministries, Inc. San Mateo Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750,000
DataKind N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 220,000
New Venture Fund N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 78,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sonrisas Dental Health Inc San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Hollister Youth Alliance N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Dream Corps Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
International Documentary Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 -113
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 450
California Fire Foundation N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Hetrick-Martin Institute, Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Alta Loma High School Alumni Association N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,636,837

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Woodside High School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 360
Silicon Valley Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bay Area Ministries, Inc. CA Other Donor Advised 2018 200
First Presbyterian Church of Burlingame CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Synapse School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
National Academy of Engineering Fund GA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
ReSurge International CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wesleyan University CT Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo CA Education Donor Advised 2018 16,000
American Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Burlingame Library Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fugees Family Inc GA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Grand Teton National Park Foundation WY Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Hidden Genius Project CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Focus on the Family CO Other Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 240,310

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Pacific Crest Trail Association United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Johns Hopkins University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 62,400
School in the Square Public Charter School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Live Oak Adult Day Services United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Bay Area Ministries, Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750,000
DataKind United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 220,000
New Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 78,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sonrisas Dental Health Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Hollister Youth Alliance United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Dream Corps United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -113
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 450
California Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Hetrick-Martin Institute, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Alta Loma High School Alumni Association United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,636,837

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13110 records found.