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)
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
Shasta Regional Community Foundation N/A CA United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
One Child Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition N/A CO United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
That Man May See, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
FoodWhat Incorporated N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Southern California Equestrian Sports N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Papillon Center for Loss and Transition N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jackson Laboratory N/A CT United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Prisoners Legal Services of New York Inc. Alameda NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 170,000
Stony Brook Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Institute for Field Research N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Kenya HELP San Mateo CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
With Grace Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 892,950

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Environmental Traveling Companions San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for New American Security, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 400,352
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 510,000
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 14,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Maitri Charitable Trust Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
East Oakland Youth Development Center Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ride a Wave Foundation Inc N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sunnyvale Community Players Santa Clara Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Momentum Community Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Santa Barbara Symphony Orchestra Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Campaign for Black Male Achievement Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Media Impact Funders Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
New Creation Home Ministries San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Food Runners San Francisco Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,008,352

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con VA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Regents of the University of Michigan MI Education Donor Advised 2018 205,788
Childfund International USA VA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 533
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Cruz Mountains Winegrowers Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Compassion in World Farming GA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
ODC CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -53,100
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Caminar CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Milton Academy MA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Cornell University NY Education Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Heyday CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
One Dollar For Life CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Lawfare Institute DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Kimet - Kuumba in Motion Expressing Transformation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Housing Choices Coalition for Persons with Developmental Dis CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
Boy Scouts of America CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 393,021

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Environmental Traveling Companions United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for New American Security, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 400,352
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 510,000
Earth Island Institute Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 14,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Maitri Charitable Trust United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
East Oakland Youth Development Center United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Opera San Jose Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ride a Wave Foundation Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sunnyvale Community Players United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Momentum Community Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Santa Barbara Symphony Orchestra Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Campaign for Black Male Achievement Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Media Impact Funders Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
New Creation Home Ministries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Food Runners United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,008,352

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13110 records found.