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)
Bellwether Education Partners N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 230,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Uptown Baptist Church N/A IL United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Curtis Institute of Music N/A PA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Covenant House California Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
New Door Ventures San Francisco CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Anima N/A MA United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Cancer Prevention Institute of California Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
SPARK San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The University Corporation San Francisco State San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. San Mateo CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Grand Teton Music Festival Inc N/A WY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Composers Forum N/A MN United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Antioch Community Church of Waltham N/A MA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 366,150

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Children's Clinic Serving Children and Their Families N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wildflower Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 650,000
The Courage Campaign Institute N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Regents University of California Los Angeles N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,500
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Water Wells for Africa N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 30,074
CorpsAfrica N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Guiding Eyes for the Blind Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Agrarian Land Trust N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Tony Hawk Foundation N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Up with People-Incorporated California N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Alliance for Excellent Education, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
New York Road Runners Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 650
Animal Equality Brasil N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 577,020
Empirical Resolution Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 450,000
Crisis Action, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Fidecomiso de la Tierra del Cano Martin Pena N/A Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Purdue University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Page SUM 4,318,694

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Ought Inc. CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 225,000
God's Company TX Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Hawaii Leadership Forum HI Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Congregation Beth Am CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Latin American Youth Center, Inc. DC Donor Advised 2018 25,000
826 Valencia CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Free at Last Community Recovery and Rehabilitation Services CA Health Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Phoenix Holocaust Survivors Association AZ Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Raphael House of San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,400
Community Services Agency CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Springboard Collaborative PA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Lewis and Clark College OR Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 629,200

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Bellwether Education Partners United States Education Donor Advised 2018 230,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Uptown Baptist Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Curtis Institute of Music United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Covenant House California United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
New Door Ventures United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Anima United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Community School of Music & Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Cancer Prevention Institute of California United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
SPARK United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The University Corporation San Francisco State United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Grand Teton Music Festival Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Composers Forum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Food Bank United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Antioch Community Church of Waltham United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 366,150

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13110 records found.