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 Countysort descending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Teach for America, Inc. N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,750,000
The University of Tokyo N/A Japan Education Donor Advised 2018 4,600
Thorne Ecological Institute N/A CO United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, Inc. N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Indivisible Civic Engagement Inc N/A DC United States Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Vidya Poshak N/A India Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,600
Lone Survivor Foundation N/A TX United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Tony Hawk Foundation N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Case Western Reserve University N/A OH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Feed the Hungry San Miguel, Inc. N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
River City Community Services N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oakland Endzone Club N/A TN United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Kids At Hope N/A AZ United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Sierra Service Project N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Mill City Grows Inc N/A MA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
A Halozati Tudas Terjeszteseert Programiroda Alapitvany N/A Hungary Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 12,000
Year Up Inc N/A MA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500,000
Page SUM 3,436,400

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Teach for America, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,750,000
The University of Tokyo N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 4,600
Thorne Ecological Institute N/A Environment Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Indivisible Civic Engagement Inc N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Vidya Poshak N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,600
Lone Survivor Foundation N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Tony Hawk Foundation N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Case Western Reserve University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Feed the Hungry San Miguel, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
River City Community Services N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oakland Endzone Club N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Kids At Hope N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Sierra Service Project N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Mill City Grows Inc N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
A Halozati Tudas Terjeszteseert Programiroda Alapitvany N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 12,000
Year Up Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 500,000
Page SUM 3,436,400

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
TransFormCA CA Environment Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 78,333
The SAMFund MA Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Proximity Designs CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Trust for Conservation Innovation CA Environment Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
Charity Global Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 8,160
National Psoriasis Foundation OR Health Donor Advised 2018 500
United Way of Northern California CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 800
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Public Radio, Inc. MD Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
United Way of Northern California CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 250
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
National Center for Youth Law CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Beneficent Technology Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2018 300
National Congress of American Indians DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 234,943

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Evidence Action, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,400,000
Looking Glass Community Services United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Michigan State University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Loudoun Hunger Relief United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 235
National Foundation for the Ctrs for Disease Contr & Prevent United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Massachusetts State Science & Engineering Fair Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Humane League United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Downtown Streets Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Eth-Noh-Tec Creations United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Foundation United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Save the Children Federation Inc United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Proximity Designs United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 11,094,385

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13110 records found.