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)
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. N/A FL United States Other Donor Advised 2018 7,200
Vassar College N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 8,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Western Landowners Alliance N/A NM United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
First Look Media Works Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 23,800,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 350
Shasta Regional Community Foundation N/A CA United States Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Kartemquin Educational Films N/A IL United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Paul Church San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Mateo County Libraries San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Town Cats of Morgan Hill Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
University of Oregon Foundation N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Young Dreamer Network Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
TeachAIDS N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Meals on Wheels America N/A VA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 23,892,050

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 7,200
Vassar College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 8,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Western Landowners Alliance N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
First Look Media Works Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 23,800,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 350
Shasta Regional Community Foundation N/A Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Kartemquin Educational Films N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Paul Church San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Mateo County Libraries San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Town Cats of Morgan Hill Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
University of Oregon Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Young Dreamer Network Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
TeachAIDS N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Meals on Wheels America N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 23,892,050

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Young Center for Immigrant Childrens Rights IL Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
International Society for Technology in Education OR Education Donor Advised 2018 720,000
Notre Dame de Namur University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Scholars Strategy Network MA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. MN International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
National Center for Civic Innovation Inc NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Community Initiatives CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Hope Enterprise Corporation MS Community Development Donor Advised 2018 125,000
United We Dream Network, Inc. DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Indivisible Civics Inc DC Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pro Publica, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Khan Academy Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hastings-on-Hudson Fire Department NY Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Carnegie Foundation for Advancement Teaching W Coast Office CA Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Northwest Health Foundation II OR Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Give Back Yoga Foundation CO General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Kepler Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
FoodWhat Incorporated CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 2,685,200

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2018 7,200
Vassar College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 8,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pathways Home Health and Hospice United States Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Western Landowners Alliance United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
First Look Media Works Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 23,800,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 350
Shasta Regional Community Foundation United States Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Kartemquin Educational Films United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Paul Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Mateo County Libraries United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Town Cats of Morgan Hill United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
University of Oregon Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Young Dreamer Network United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
TeachAIDS United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Meals on Wheels America United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 23,892,050

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13110 records found.