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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Brown University of Providence N/A RI United States Education Donor Advised 2019 70,000
Community School of Music and Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Conservatives for Criminal Justice Reform N/A NC United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
California Institute of Technology N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Creating Hope International N/A MI United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Daraja Education Fund Marin CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Hearing and Speech Center of Northern California San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive N/A AZ United States Education Donor Advised 2019 350
Monterey Church N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 15,000
My New Red Shoes San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,385,000
Association for India's Development, Inc. N/A MD United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
National Charter Collaborative N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Page SUM 3,366,850

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Brown University of Providence N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 70,000
Community School of Music and Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Conservatives for Criminal Justice Reform N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
California Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Creating Hope International N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Daraja Education Fund Marin Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Hearing and Speech Center of Northern California San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 350
Monterey Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 15,000
My New Red Shoes San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,385,000
Association for India's Development, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
National Charter Collaborative N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Page SUM 3,366,850

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
MK Level Playing Field Institute CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,025
Boys Town of Italy NY Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Consumer Reports Inc. DC Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Crisis Action, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Healthy Young Attitude CA Health Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Mozilla Foundation DC Sciences Donor Advised 2019 250
National Alliance for Public Charter Schools DC Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
California Voter Foundation CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Capoeira Arts Foundation Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Defenders of Wildlife DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
Dream Project Inc VA Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2019 8,800
American Prairie Foundation MT Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
Art in Action CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 21,000
National Peace Corps Association DC International Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
New Community Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund Inc NY Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Aubin Pictures, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Page SUM 1,229,425

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Brown University of Providence United States Education Donor Advised 2019 70,000
Community School of Music and Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Conservatives for Criminal Justice Reform United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
California Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Creating Hope International United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Daraja Education Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Hearing and Speech Center of Northern California United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive United States Education Donor Advised 2019 350
Monterey Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 15,000
My New Red Shoes United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
CASA of San Mateo County United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Downtown Streets Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,385,000
Association for India's Development, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
National Charter Collaborative United States Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Page SUM 3,366,850

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13280 records found.