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 descending Year Amount (USD)
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 -81,532
Community Services Agency Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fugees Family Inc N/A GA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Centro Community Partners Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Summit Public Schools San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Charter Schools Consortium N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Internet Archive San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Heyday Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
National Congress of American Indians N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Chiefs for Change N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,550
MSI-US N/A DC United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 800
Our LA N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of Maryland, Baltimore County N/A MD United States Other Donor Advised 2018 5,750
One Mind Institute N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 -81,532
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fugees Family Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Centro Community Partners Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Summit Public Schools San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Charter Schools Consortium N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Internet Archive San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Heyday Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
National Congress of American Indians N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Chiefs for Change N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,550
MSI-US N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 800
Our LA N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of Maryland, Baltimore County N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 5,750
One Mind Institute N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
South Bay Musical Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Innovate Public Schools CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300,000
IDEO.ORG CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 625
Chinese American International School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Mateo County Resource Conservation District CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Foundation for National Progress CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute MA Health Donor Advised 2018 246,341
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
United Way of the Bay Area CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Workshops for Warriors Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The UCLA Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
UniversalGiving CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Sustainable Conservation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Chicago Freedom School IL Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 121,000
Aim High for High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Teach for America, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System United States Health Donor Advised 2018 -81,532
Community Services Agency United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fugees Family Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Centro Community Partners United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Summit Public Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Charter Schools Consortium United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Internet Archive United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Heyday United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
National Congress of American Indians United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Chiefs for Change United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,550
MSI-US United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 800
Our LA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of Maryland, Baltimore County United States Other Donor Advised 2018 5,750
One Mind Institute United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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13110 records found.