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 Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A CA United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 30,000
Northern California Grantmakers San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 30,000
University of Montana Foundation N/A MT United States Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Korean Society of Retired Fire Officers N/A South Korea Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
The Praxis Project, Inc. N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Second Harvest of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
Concentric Media San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Rewire Community Contra Costa CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
America Achieves Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Prescott College, Inc. N/A AZ United States Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Earth Law Center N/A NY United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 30,000
San Francisco Friends School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Jacobs Heart Childrens Cancer Support Services N/A CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
Safe & Sound San Francisco CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Concentric Media San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Deutsches Institut fur Tropische und Subtropische Landwirtsc N/A Germany International Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A Environment Committee Advised 2019 30,000
Northern California Grantmakers San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 30,000
University of Montana Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Korean Society of Retired Fire Officers N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
The Praxis Project, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Second Harvest of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
Concentric Media San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Rewire Community Contra Costa Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
America Achieves Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Prescott College, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Earth Law Center N/A Environment Committee Advised 2019 30,000
San Francisco Friends School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Jacobs Heart Childrens Cancer Support Services N/A Health Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
Safe & Sound San Francisco Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Concentric Media San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Deutsches Institut fur Tropische und Subtropische Landwirtsc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Trustees of Dartmouth College NH Education Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Chapman University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
International Rescue Committee Inc MN International Development Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Tibetan Nuns Project WA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Doc Society Inc NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 25,000
The Nueva School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities DC Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
National Forest Foundation MT Environment Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Mark Day School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Oregon State University Foundation OR Education Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
JIMENA, Inc. CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Live in Peace Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
GRID Alternatives CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Service Year Exchange, Inc. DC Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Black Voice Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Foundation for Regional Transit CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
MeWater Foundation Incorporated CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 30,000
Northern California Grantmakers United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 30,000
University of Montana Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Korean Society of Retired Fire Officers South Korea Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
CASA of San Mateo County United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
The Praxis Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Second Harvest of Silicon Valley United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
Concentric Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Rewire Community United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
America Achieves Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Prescott College, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Earth Law Center United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 30,000
San Francisco Friends School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Jacobs Heart Childrens Cancer Support Services United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
Safe & Sound United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Concentric Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
American Institute of Mathematics United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Deutsches Institut fur Tropische und Subtropische Landwirtsc Germany International Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Page SUM 600,000

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13280 records found.