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)
AFP Foundation for Philanthropy N/A VA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Room to Read San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Cutting Ball Theater San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,300
Moving Traditions N/A PA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Cougar Fund Inc N/A WY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 -50,000
Grand Canyon Trust N/A AZ United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hillbrook School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Salbuurun Federation N/A Kyrgyzstan Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Project Sunshine, Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Cristosal Inc. N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Just Read Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano CT United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
New York Public Radio N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
University of Nottingham N/A England Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Dev Color San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Innovate Public Schools Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The Rare Cancer Research Foundation N/A NC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 249,600
Kathleen Ann McClenahan Foundation Inc N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 837,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Aim High for High School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Iowa State University Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
The Education Trust N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 285,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Concentric Media San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Montana Congress of Parents Teachers Students N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Generation Rescue Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Belmont-Redwood Shores Public School Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800
California Academy of Science San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500
New Creation Home Ministries San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The UCLA Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
University of Southern California N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
FFWD San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Family Values at Work A Multi-State Consortium N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Fire Foundation N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 2,183,500

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
KTK-Belt, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Scripted, Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Jefferson County Historical Society IN Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Carnegie Mellon University PA Education Donor Advised 2018 -15
Aim High for High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
AFP Foundation for Philanthropy VA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Community School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Reno Rodeo Foundation NV General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Manzanar Committee CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
BASIC Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 256,000
California Academy of Science CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Family Supportive Housing Inc CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Theiss Research CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
Food Runners CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
AmeriCares Foundation, Inc. CT Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Greater Boston Food Bank, Inc. MA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Enterprise for Youth CA Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center NY Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 419,945

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Aim High for High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Iowa State University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
The Education Trust United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 285,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Concentric Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Positive Coaching Alliance United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Montana Congress of Parents Teachers Students United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Generation Rescue Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Belmont-Redwood Shores Public School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800
California Academy of Science United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500
New Creation Home Ministries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
CASA of San Mateo County United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
University of Southern California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
FFWD United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Family Values at Work A Multi-State Consortium United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 2,183,500

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13110 records found.