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)
For the Girls N/A MD United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lincoln Training Center & Rehabilitation Workshop N/A CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,500
Public Foundation Agency for Development Initiatives N/A Kyrgyzstan Community Development Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Media Matters for America N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Poor People's Radio Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Parents Education Network Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 400
UC Hastings Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Breakthrough Greater Boston Inc N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Nature Conservancy N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 30,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mass Design Group N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 9,100
Center for Educational Excellence in Alternative Settings N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
TransFormCA Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 225,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Kilgoris Project San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
City Slicker Farms Alameda CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Youth Radio Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Aesara Foundation N/A NC United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Cancer CAREpoint Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 518,700

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
For the Girls N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lincoln Training Center & Rehabilitation Workshop N/A Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,500
Public Foundation Agency for Development Initiatives N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Media Matters for America N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Poor People's Radio Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Parents Education Network Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 400
UC Hastings Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Breakthrough Greater Boston Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Nature Conservancy N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 30,000
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mass Design Group N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 9,100
Center for Educational Excellence in Alternative Settings N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
TransFormCA Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 225,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Kilgoris Project San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 300
City Slicker Farms Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Youth Radio Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Aesara Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Cancer CAREpoint Inc Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 518,700

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The UCLA Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Downtown Streets Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Future Talent of Silicon Valley CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 750
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
East Bay Agency for Children CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2018 70,000
IGEM Foundation Inc MA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 420,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Center for Early Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Vivian Beaumont Theater Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for the Mid South MS Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 100,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Personal Ponies Limited GA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Georgetown University DC Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Union Square Business Improvement District CA Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 1,795,950

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
For the Girls United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lincoln Training Center & Rehabilitation Workshop United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,500
Public Foundation Agency for Development Initiatives Kyrgyzstan Community Development Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Media Matters for America United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Poor People's Radio Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Parents Education Network United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 400
UC Hastings Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Breakthrough Greater Boston Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Nature Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 30,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mass Design Group United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 9,100
Center for Educational Excellence in Alternative Settings United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
TransFormCA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 225,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Kilgoris Project United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
City Slicker Farms United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Youth Radio United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Aesara Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Cancer CAREpoint Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 518,700

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13110 records found.