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)
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Nevada Museum of Art, Inc. N/A NV United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Episcopal Community Services of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. N/A FL United States Other Donor Advised 2018 600
MyPath San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 200,000
Edward Neill Elementary School N/A MN United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Abode Services Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
100 Black Men in Chicago Inc N/A IL United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Rise Against Hunger N/A NC United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 33,635
California Fire Foundation N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Congregational Home N/A KS United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peace-Link Corporation N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 524,735

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Truckee Donner Land Trust N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Unite for Sight, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Caring Choices Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Stand Up Placer, Inc. N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 20,000
National Public Radio, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Tualatin STEAM Team N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Nations Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Count Basie Theatre, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Commonweal N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
StandUp for Kids N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
Page SUM 1,135,175

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Salvation Army VA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Edible Schoolyard Project CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Harlem School of the Arts, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Lawrence University of Wisconsin WI Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
The Kitchen Sisters Productions CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Harmony Program NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Art in Action CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
United We Dream Network, Inc. DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Promise of Justice Initiative LA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Caminar CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jasper Ridge Farm CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Connecticut College CT Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Anti-Defamation League NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 163,000

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Nevada Museum of Art, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Social Good Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Episcopal Community Services of San Francisco United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2018 600
MyPath United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 200,000
Edward Neill Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Beneficent Technology Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Bill Wilson Center United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Abode Services United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
100 Black Men in Chicago Inc United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Rise Against Hunger United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 33,635
California Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Congregational Home United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peace-Link Corporation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 524,735

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13110 records found.