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)
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
West Valley Slammers Softball Inc Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Tides Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Third Sector New England, Inc. N/A MA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Children's Day School Inc San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Berthoud Baseball Club Inc N/A CO United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 -500
University of Hawaii Foundation N/A HI United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Center for Media Change Inc Alameda CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
ReSurge International Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Medical Corps N/A CA United States International, Foreign Affairs Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Resources for Human Development Inc N/A PA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 210,000
KickStart-International Inc San Francisco CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 68,000
Art and Science Laboratory N/A NM United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Ignite Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Northern California Community Loan Fund San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
San Francisco General Hospital Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 2,761,975

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Paws Up for Veterans N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Reno Rodeo Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Northern N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
National Mentoring Partnership Incorporated N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 8,045
Episcopal Church in the Diocese of El Camino Real N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Financial Planning, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Magic Wheelchair N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Smile Train, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Metta Forest Monastery Wat Mettavanaram N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Colorado State University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Springfield City School District N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Springfield City School District N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vidya Poshak N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,600
Girls Incorporated of the Central Coast N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American India Foundation N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
American Indian College Fund N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 82,145

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Venice Arts CA Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Food Bank Contra Costa and Solano CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Iowa State University Foundation IA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Mozilla Foundation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Lamplighters Music Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Hospital for Hope India, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Music in the Schools Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Georgetown University DC Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
GiveWell CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Open Philanthropy Project CA Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000,000
Blue Angels Foundation Inc FL Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 30,237,150

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
West Valley Slammers Softball Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Tides Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Third Sector New England, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Children's Day School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Berthoud Baseball Club Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 -500
University of Hawaii Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Center for Media Change Inc United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
ReSurge International United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Medical Corps United States International, Foreign Affairs Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Resources for Human Development Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 210,000
KickStart-International Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
American Institute of Mathematics United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 68,000
Art and Science Laboratory United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Ignite United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Northern California Community Loan Fund United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
San Francisco General Hospital Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 2,761,975

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13110 records found.