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)
The Mission Continues N/A MO United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Uptown Baptist Church N/A IL United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Lamplighters Music Theatre San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
International Center for Journalists Inc. N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation 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
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
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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
Jewish Community Center of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Caminar Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 2,055,392

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Mission Continues N/A Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Uptown Baptist Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Lamplighters Music Theatre San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
International Center for Journalists Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County San Mateo Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation San Francisco Civic Participation 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
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
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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
Jewish Community Center of San Francisco San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Caminar Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 2,055,392

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Veggielution CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Flti AR Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
California Family Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Karuna-Shechen USA NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
The School Garden Project of Lane County OR Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Thorn NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
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
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
Jikoji CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sponsors for Educational Opportunity Inc NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Multiple Sclerosis Society NY Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation MD Health Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Page SUM 3,346,500

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Mission Continues United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Uptown Baptist Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Lamplighters Music Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
International Center for Journalists Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation United States Civic Participation 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
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
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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
Jewish Community Center of San Francisco United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Caminar United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 2,055,392

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13110 records found.