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, and corporate 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)
National Recreation & Park Association N/A VA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Human Investment Project Inc San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sundance Institute N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
thesecondopinion San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
American Himalayan Foundation San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Honor Foundation N/A CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
San Mateo-Foster City Community Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
SpiritCare Ministry to Seniors San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
The Agenda Project, Inc. N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Math/Science Nucleus Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
University of Florida Foundation Inc N/A FL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Margaret J. Kemp San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
StartOut San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Auburn Theological Seminary N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 599,900

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Hill School N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 113,747
Caring Choices Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
Feeding America N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 600
American Indian College Fund N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
BlinkNow Foundation a NJ Nonprofit Corporation N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
EarthEnable N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 395
Equal Opportunity Schools N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Free the Slaves Inc N/A Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pine Street Inn, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Pine Street Inn, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 700
HIAS and Council Migration Service of Philadelphia N/A Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Open the Circle N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Prep for Prep N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Shatterproof a Nonprofit Corp N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing, Inc. N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Episcopal Church in the Diocese of Northern California N/A Religion/Spirituality Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Global Poverty Project, Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 2,256,492

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Cornell University IA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Kansas Athletics Incorporated KS Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Soccer Club Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Aspen Institute, Inc. DC Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kuumbwa Jazz Society CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Exploratorium CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lawrence Schools Foundation KS Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Jazz Gallery NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Electronic Privacy Information Center DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
New England Conservatory of Music MA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The National Jazz Museum in Harlem NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Canine Companions for Independence CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Eagle Flight Squadron, Inc. NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 38,250

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
National Recreation & Park Association United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Human Investment Project Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sundance Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
thesecondopinion United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Teach for America, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
American Himalayan Foundation United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Honor Foundation United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
San Mateo-Foster City Community Education Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
SpiritCare Ministry to Seniors United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
The Agenda Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Math/Science Nucleus United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
University of Florida Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Margaret J. Kemp United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
StartOut United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Auburn Theological Seminary United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 599,900

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13110 records found.