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)
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International School of the Peninsula Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Boldly Me Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Shriners Hospitals for Children N/A FL United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
Shatterproof a Nonprofit Corp N/A CT United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
March of Dimes Inc. N/A GA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
National Geographic Society N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Small Friends on Nantucket, Inc. N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Friends of the Palo Alto Children's Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Classical Public Radio Network LLC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Edgewood High School Alumni Association Inc N/A OH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Crisis Text Line N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,250,000
Kids First Enterprise N/A WA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Caring Choices Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,385,250

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International School of the Peninsula Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Samaritan House San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Boldly Me Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Shriners Hospitals for Children N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
Shatterproof a Nonprofit Corp N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
March of Dimes Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
National Geographic Society N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Small Friends on Nantucket, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Friends of the Palo Alto Children's Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Classical Public Radio Network LLC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Edgewood High School Alumni Association Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Crisis Text Line N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,250,000
Kids First Enterprise N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Caring Choices Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,385,250

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Grist Magazine, Inc. WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
College Track CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Family Connections CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Boulder Crest Retreat Foundation VA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. MD Sciences Donor Advised 2018 22,000
CALmatters CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
We Are Cherished Inc TX Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Intervarsity Christian Fellowship - USA WI Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
San Francisco Bicycle Coalition Education Fund CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Avatar Meher Babas Circle of Friends SC Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
A Reaching Hand CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 605,500

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Boy Scouts of America United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International School of the Peninsula United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Samaritan House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Boldly Me United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Shriners Hospitals for Children United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
Shatterproof a Nonprofit Corp United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
March of Dimes Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
National Geographic Society United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Small Friends on Nantucket, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Friends of the Palo Alto Children's Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Classical Public Radio Network LLC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Edgewood High School Alumni Association Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Crisis Text Line United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,250,000
Kids First Enterprise United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Caring Choices Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,385,250

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13110 records found.