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)
Best Buddies International, Inc. N/A MA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Menlowe Ballet San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bring Change 2 Mind San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Ruskin Group Theatre Company N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Cobscook Community Learning Center N/A ME United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Jackson County Child Abuse Task Force N/A OR United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Global Fund For Women, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church N/A GA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Democracy Earth Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Belay Global N/A IL United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
California Pilots Association N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Alliance for College-Ready Public Schools N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
MK Level Playing Field Institute Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 3,000
St. Patrick's Seminary San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Life Network Incorporated N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Friends for Survival N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Feeding America N/A DC United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Aim High for High School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Page SUM 388,500

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Best Buddies International, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Menlowe Ballet San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bring Change 2 Mind San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Ruskin Group Theatre Company N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Cobscook Community Learning Center N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Jackson County Child Abuse Task Force N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Global Fund For Women, Inc. San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Democracy Earth Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Belay Global N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
California Pilots Association N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Alliance for College-Ready Public Schools N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
MK Level Playing Field Institute Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2018 3,000
St. Patrick's Seminary San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Life Network Incorporated N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Friends for Survival N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Feeding America N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Aim High for High School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Page SUM 388,500

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Be The Match Foundation MN Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
College of Adaptive Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sterling College KS Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Kind, Inc. DC Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Better Eugene-Springfield Transportation OR Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 600
Auburn Theological Seminary NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 20,000
NEO Philanthropy NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
University of Colorado Foundation, Inc. CO Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Food & Water Watch DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
Friends of Davis Rowing Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
We Are Cherished Inc TX Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2018 4,000
DonorsChoose.org NY Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Mi Familia Vota Education Fund CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 300
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Northwestern University IL Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
National Spasmodic Dysphonia Association IL Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 263,150

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Best Buddies International, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Menlowe Ballet United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bring Change 2 Mind United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Ruskin Group Theatre Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Cobscook Community Learning Center United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Jackson County Child Abuse Task Force United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Global Fund For Women, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Democracy Earth Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Belay Global United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
California Pilots Association United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Alliance for College-Ready Public Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
MK Level Playing Field Institute United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 3,000
St. Patrick's Seminary United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Life Network Incorporated United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Friends for Survival United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Feeding America United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Aim High for High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Page SUM 388,500

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13110 records found.