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 Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Hot DOCs Foundation USA, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Peach Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
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
The Agenda Project, Inc. N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
San Francisco University High School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys and Girls Club of Hawaii N/A HI United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Sandy Hook Promise Foundation N/A CT United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Denver Film Society N/A CO United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Lide Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Generations United Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Environment California Research & Policy Center, Inc. N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Partners in Care, Inc. N/A OR United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Unloop N/A WA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Community School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Raymond's School San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Vahagn Setian Charitable Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 533,950

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Hot DOCs Foundation USA, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Peach Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 300
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
The Agenda Project, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
San Francisco University High School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys and Girls Club of Hawaii N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Sandy Hook Promise Foundation N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Denver Film Society N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Lide Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Generations United Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Environment California Research & Policy Center, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Partners in Care, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Unloop N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Community School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Raymond's School San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Vahagn Setian Charitable Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 533,950

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Beneficent Technology Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Salvation Army OR Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
San Mateo Police Activities League CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ohio Wesleyan University OH Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 83,984
Downtown Streets Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Common Counsel Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 900,000
Jersey Shore School Education Foundation PA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood of the Columbia Willamette, Inc. OR Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation MA Health Donor Advised 2018 7,200,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for American Progress DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 665,052
Disabled American Veterans Charitable Service Trust KY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo-Foster City Community Education Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Montalvo Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 8,878,286

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Teach for America, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Hot DOCs Foundation USA, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Peach Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
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
The Agenda Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
San Francisco University High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys and Girls Club of Hawaii United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Sandy Hook Promise Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Denver Film Society United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Lide Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Generations United Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Environment California Research & Policy Center, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Partners in Care, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Unloop United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Community School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Raymond's School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Vahagn Setian Charitable Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 533,950

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13110 records found.