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)
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Morgan Autism Center Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank N/A WA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kind, Inc. N/A DC United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Water Wells for Africa N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 30,074
Greater Horizons N/A MO United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 268,134
Resonate Church Alameda CA United States Religion/Spirituality Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
CALmatters N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Asylum Welcome N/A England International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Jewish Community Center San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KTK-Belt, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Ustatshakirt Plus Public Foundation N/A Kyrgyzstan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Oasis Legal Services Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
GroundTruth Project, Inc. N/A MA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Virginia New Majority Education Fund N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Jefferson Education Exchange Inc N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 154,000
Page SUM 927,408

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Morgan Autism Center Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kind, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Water Wells for Africa N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 30,074
Greater Horizons N/A Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 268,134
Resonate Church Alameda Religion/Spirituality Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
CALmatters N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Asylum Welcome N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Jewish Community Center San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KTK-Belt, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Ustatshakirt Plus Public Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Oasis Legal Services Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
GroundTruth Project, Inc. N/A Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Virginia New Majority Education Fund N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Jefferson Education Exchange Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 154,000
Page SUM 927,408

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
GiveWell CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 751,179
Wesleyan University CT Education Donor Advised 2018 18,850
The BOMA Project, Inc. VT International Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Christian Community Development Association IL Religion Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Bay Area Vocal Academy CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History NY Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
The Education Trust CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Whole Armour International Church MA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Jewish Council for Public Affairs NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Charge Across Town Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
NEO Philanthropy Inc NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Mission San Jose Rotary Foundation Inc. CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300
United States Ski Team Foundation UT Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
South Peninsula Hebrew Day School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Campaign One At A Time CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
South County Community Health Center Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Poynter Institute for Media Studies Inc. FL Education Donor Advised 2018 256,580
Children's Health Council, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,848,959

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Morgan Autism Center United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kind, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Water Wells for Africa United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 30,074
Greater Horizons United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 268,134
Resonate Church United States Religion/Spirituality Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
CALmatters United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Asylum Welcome England International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Jewish Community Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KTK-Belt, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Ustatshakirt Plus Public Foundation Kyrgyzstan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Oasis Legal Services United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
GroundTruth Project, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Virginia New Majority Education Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Jefferson Education Exchange Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 154,000
Page SUM 927,408

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13110 records found.