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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
March of Dimes Inc. N/A GA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Solstice Initiative Inc N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco AIDS Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Evidence Action, Inc. N/A DC United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,408,259
Lions Club International Ftdn N/A IL United States Donor Advised 2018 2,200
Chicago Community Foundation N/A IL United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 12,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Live in Peace Inc San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Satyana Institute N/A CO United States Other Donor Advised 2018 12,500
One World Children's Fund San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Consumer Watchdog N/A CA United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Magic Theatre Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Brackens Kitchen Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sacred Heart Parish Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Page SUM 3,685,609

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jikoji Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Medical Foundation for Health Care Research & Educ Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
California Maritime Academy Foundation Inc Solano Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Operation Care and Comfort Solano Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Home of Hope Cancer Wellness Centers Solano Health Corporate Advised 2018 600
Benicia Girls Softball Association Solano Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Preetirang Sanctuary Solano Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 127,900

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
March of Dimes Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Solstice Initiative Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco AIDS Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Evidence Action, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,408,259
Lions Club International Ftdn United States Donor Advised 2018 2,200
Chicago Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 12,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Live in Peace Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Satyana Institute United States Other Donor Advised 2018 12,500
One World Children's Fund United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Consumer Watchdog United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Magic Theatre Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Brackens Kitchen Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sacred Heart Parish United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Page SUM 3,685,609

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13110 records found.