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, and corporate 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)
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Nuru International N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Unbound N/A MO United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
University of Southern California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Hawaii Community Foundation N/A HI United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 40,000
European Molecular Biology Laboratory N/A Germany Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,191,876
Citizens Environmental Council of Burlingame Inc San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
All India Movement Aim for Seva Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 450
JDRF International N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Hillbrook School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 450
DonorsChoose.org N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Food Runners San Francisco CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Jesuit Worldwide Learning Higher Education at the Margins US N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Spirit Series, Inc. N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Nuru International N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Unbound N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
University of Southern California N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Hawaii Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 40,000
European Molecular Biology Laboratory N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,191,876
Citizens Environmental Council of Burlingame Inc San Mateo Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
All India Movement Aim for Seva Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 450
JDRF International N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Hillbrook School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 450
DonorsChoose.org N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Food Runners San Francisco Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Jesuit Worldwide Learning Higher Education at the Margins US N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Spirit Series, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 2,330,976

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13110 records found.
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Community School of Music & Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Nuru International United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Unbound United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
University of Southern California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Hawaii Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Marine Mammal Center United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 40,000
European Molecular Biology Laboratory Germany Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,191,876
Citizens Environmental Council of Burlingame Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
All India Movement Aim for Seva Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 450
JDRF International United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Hillbrook School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 450
DonorsChoose.org United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Food Runners United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Jesuit Worldwide Learning Higher Education at the Margins US United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Spirit Series, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 2,330,976

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13110 records found.