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 descending Year Amount (USD)
Kind, Inc. N/A DC United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
StrongMinds, Inc. N/A NJ United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Andrews Presbyterian College N/A NC United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Indigenous Movement for Peace Advancement and Conflict Trans N/A Kenya Other Donor Advised 2018 40,000
California Policy Center N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lane College N/A TN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A OR United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Learning Ally Inc N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Business Executives for National Security N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
KIPP Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 48,000
Moving Train Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
MomsRising Education Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
HEAL Project San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 300
The Unity Care Group Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
DonorsChoose.org N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 282
Edgewood Center for Children and Families San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Drexel University N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,819,182

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13110 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Kind, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
StrongMinds, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Andrews Presbyterian College N/A Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Indigenous Movement for Peace Advancement and Conflict Trans N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 40,000
California Policy Center N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lane College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Learning Ally Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Business Executives for National Security N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
KIPP Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 48,000
Moving Train Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
MomsRising Education Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
HEAL Project San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2018 300
The Unity Care Group Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
DonorsChoose.org N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 282
Edgewood Center for Children and Families San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Drexel University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,819,182

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Rape Abuse and Incest National Network Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Pursuit of Excellence CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 12,950

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Kind, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
StrongMinds, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Andrews Presbyterian College United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Indigenous Movement for Peace Advancement and Conflict Trans Kenya Other Donor Advised 2018 40,000
California Policy Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lane College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Ashland Rotary Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Learning Ally Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Business Executives for National Security United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
KIPP Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 48,000
Moving Train Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
MomsRising Education Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
HEAL Project United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 300
The Unity Care Group United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
DonorsChoose.org United States Education Donor Advised 2018 282
Edgewood Center for Children and Families United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Drexel University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,819,182

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13110 records found.