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)
Shades LLC N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Illinois Foundation N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute N/A England Health Donor Advised 2018 199,497
Duke University N/A NC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 32,000
Safe & Sound the Corporation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Geoscience Education in Action N/A ON Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 -5
Community Foundation Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
San Francisco City Impact San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A OK United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Malaria Consortium N/A England Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Purdue University N/A IN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 12,500
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Caminar Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Meira Academy Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Spirit Rock Meditation Center N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 1,806,992

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Shades LLC N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Illinois Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 199,497
Duke University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 32,000
Safe & Sound the Corporation San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Geoscience Education in Action N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 -5
Community Foundation Santa Cruz County N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
San Francisco City Impact San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Malaria Consortium N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Purdue University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 12,500
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Caminar Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Meira Academy Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Spirit Rock Meditation Center N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 1,806,992

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 650
Environmental Traveling Companions CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bard College NY Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jasper Ridge Farm CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Thorn NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Simi Valley Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Museum of Women in the Arts, Inc. DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Real Hope for Haiti IN Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Boy Scouts of America, Pacific Skyline Council CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services TX International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Menlo Atherton Athletic Boosters CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Ohio Campus Compact OH Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Peninsula Bridge Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Sponsors for Educational Opportunity Inc NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Multiple Sclerosis Society NY Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 2,402,900

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Shades LLC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Illinois Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute England Health Donor Advised 2018 199,497
Duke University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 32,000
Safe & Sound the Corporation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
College Track United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Geoscience Education in Action Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 -5
Community Foundation Santa Cruz County United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
San Francisco City Impact United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Malaria Consortium England Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Purdue University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 12,500
KIPP Bay Area Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Caminar United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Meira Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Spirit Rock Meditation Center United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 1,806,992

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13110 records found.