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 descending Year Amount (USD)
Center for Law and Social Policy N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Girls To Women San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
California Charter Schools Consortium N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Equal Opportunity Schools N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Face Forward Inc N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,700,000
Wilson Volunteer Fire Department Association Inc N/A WY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Hong Kong Charities N/A Hong Kong General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Filoli Center San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Burlingame Community for Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,250
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Catholic Worker Hospitality House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 -250
March for Our Lives Foundation N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Casa De Clara Catholic Worker Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 600
Texas Freedom Network Education Fund N/A TX United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 3,219,800

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Center for Law and Social Policy N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Girls To Women San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
California Charter Schools Consortium N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Equal Opportunity Schools N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Face Forward Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,700,000
Wilson Volunteer Fire Department Association Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Hong Kong Charities N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Filoli Center San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Burlingame Community for Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,250
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Catholic Worker Hospitality House San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 -250
March for Our Lives Foundation N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Casa De Clara Catholic Worker Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 600
Texas Freedom Network Education Fund N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 3,219,800

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Algebra Society Inc NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Christian Missionary Fellowship IN Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CHAC CA Health Donor Advised 2018 -2,500
Congregation Kol Emeth CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,322
Cornell University IA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The UMASS Memorial Foundation Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 550
School in the Square Public Charter School NY Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
East Palo Alto Academy CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kirkwood Ski Education Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Feminist Majority Foundation VA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Mullen Hall Parent Teacher Organization PTO MA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Casa De Clara Catholic Worker CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 600
UC Santa Barbara Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Institute for Humane Studies VA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Johnson House Historic Site Inc PA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,404,172

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Center for Law and Social Policy United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Girls To Women United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
California Charter Schools Consortium United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Equal Opportunity Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Face Forward Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,700,000
Wilson Volunteer Fire Department Association Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Hong Kong Charities Hong Kong General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Filoli Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Burlingame Community for Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,250
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Catholic Worker Hospitality House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 -250
March for Our Lives Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Casa De Clara Catholic Worker United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 600
Texas Freedom Network Education Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 3,219,800

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13110 records found.