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)
Contemporary Jewish Museum San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 105,000
National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated N/A MA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Asamblea de Pueblos Indigenas por la Soberania Alimentaria N/A Mexico Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance Marin CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
American Jewish Committee N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tides Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Third Sector New England, Inc. N/A MA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Children's Day School Inc San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
University of Hawaii Foundation N/A HI United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Center for Media Change Inc Alameda CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
International Medical Corps N/A CA United States International, Foreign Affairs Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Resources for Human Development Inc N/A PA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 210,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 68,000
Art and Science Laboratory N/A NM United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Ignite Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 3,779,875

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Contemporary Jewish Museum San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 105,000
National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Asamblea de Pueblos Indigenas por la Soberania Alimentaria N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance Marin International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
American Jewish Committee N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tides Foundation San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Third Sector New England, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Children's Day School Inc San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
University of Hawaii Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Center for Media Change Inc Alameda Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
International Medical Corps N/A International, Foreign Affairs Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Resources for Human Development Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 210,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 68,000
Art and Science Laboratory N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Ignite Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 3,779,875

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Humane Society of Ventura County CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Gateway Community Church TX Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,100
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Comptroller DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Stanford Health Care CA Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trustees of Tufts College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 625
Healthy Democracy Fund OR Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 90,000
Southern California Equestrian Sports CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,800
Instituto Familiar De La Raza CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Truckee Donner Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 400
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Eastern Congo Initiative DC Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Mateo High School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 800
Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Los Angeles CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,001
Ella Baker Center for Human Rights in California CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
American Diabetes Association Inc VA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 2,163,326

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Contemporary Jewish Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 105,000
National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Asamblea de Pueblos Indigenas por la Soberania Alimentaria Mexico Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
American Jewish Committee United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tides Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Third Sector New England, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Children's Day School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
University of Hawaii Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Center for Media Change Inc United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
International Medical Corps United States International, Foreign Affairs Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Resources for Human Development Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 210,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
American Institute of Mathematics United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 68,000
Art and Science Laboratory United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Ignite United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 3,779,875

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13110 records found.