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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Ustatshakirt Plus Public Foundation N/A Kyrgyzstan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Oasis Legal Services Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
GroundTruth Project, Inc. N/A MA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Virginia New Majority Education Fund N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Jefferson Education Exchange Inc N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 154,000
Culver City Education Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Notre Dame High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Foundation of San Joaquin Inc N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 280,000
Generations United Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Photo Patch Foundation N/A FL United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare N/A Italy Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees Sonoma CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Plug in America N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 24,000
Howard University N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Athena Academy Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 1,198,050

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Ustatshakirt Plus Public Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Oasis Legal Services Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
GroundTruth Project, Inc. N/A Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Virginia New Majority Education Fund N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Jefferson Education Exchange Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 154,000
Culver City Education Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Notre Dame High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Foundation of San Joaquin Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 280,000
Generations United Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Photo Patch Foundation N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees Sonoma Immigration Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Plug in America N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 24,000
Howard University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Athena Academy Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 1,198,050

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
DonorsChoose.org NY Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Filoli Center CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Veggielution CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Flti AR Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Karuna-Shechen USA NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
The School Garden Project of Lane County OR Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Food Animal Concerns Trust IL Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 200
DonorsChoose.org NY Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Focus on the Family CO Other Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
National Multiple Sclerosis Society PA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sempervirens Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Good Karma Bikes CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Andrews Episcopal School, Inc. MD Education Donor Advised 2018 225,000
World Vision WA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,260
Uptown Baptist Church IL Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Page SUM 577,660

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Ustatshakirt Plus Public Foundation Kyrgyzstan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Oasis Legal Services United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
GroundTruth Project, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Virginia New Majority Education Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Jefferson Education Exchange Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 154,000
Culver City Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Notre Dame High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Foundation of San Joaquin Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 280,000
Generations United Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Photo Patch Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare Italy Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Plug in America United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 24,000
Howard University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Athena Academy Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 1,198,050

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13110 records found.