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 Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Nantucket Dreamland Foundation N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Cultural Heritage Imaging San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Odyssey School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Back On My Feet N/A PA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Partners for Change Tri-valley Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,750
Ayudando Latinos a Sonar N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Common Market Philadelphia Inc N/A PA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,465
ACLU Foundation of Southern California N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Kiss the Ground N/A CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
MEET International, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
The Carter Center, Inc. N/A GA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Adventure Cycling Association N/A MT United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Northeastern University N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hebron Academy Incorporated N/A ME United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Harold Pump Foundation N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Page SUM 541,565

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Nantucket Dreamland Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Cultural Heritage Imaging San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Odyssey School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Back On My Feet N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Partners for Change Tri-valley Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,750
Ayudando Latinos a Sonar N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Common Market Philadelphia Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,465
ACLU Foundation of Southern California N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Kiss the Ground N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
MEET International, Inc. Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
The Carter Center, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Adventure Cycling Association N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Northeastern University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hebron Academy Incorporated N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Harold Pump Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Page SUM 541,565

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Solutions Journalism Network Inc NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Krio Descendants United of California CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,250
Voice of the Faithful Inc MA Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Mary's Place Seattle WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Madeira School Inc VA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
NEO Philanthropy Inc NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Green America DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Francis High School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
March of Dimes Inc. GA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Youth Opportunity Center Foundation Inc IN Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mrelief IL Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Jewish World Service, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Hope Program Inc NY Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Fire Foundation CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Hetrick-Martin Institute, Inc. NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Los Angeles Fire Department Foundation CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 580,200

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Nantucket Dreamland Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Teach for America, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Cultural Heritage Imaging United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Odyssey School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Back On My Feet United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Partners for Change Tri-valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,750
Ayudando Latinos a Sonar United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Common Market Philadelphia Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,465
ACLU Foundation of Southern California United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Kiss the Ground United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
MEET International, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
The Carter Center, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Adventure Cycling Association United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Northeastern University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hebron Academy Incorporated United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Harold Pump Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Page SUM 541,565

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13110 records found.