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)
Children in Conflict Inc N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Voto Latino Inc N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 16,000
Institute for Social Policy and Understanding N/A MI United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
The STAR Center Foundation N/A CO United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Project H Design Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Maitri Charitable Trust Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Old Skool Cafe San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
McKenzie River Gathering Foundation N/A OR United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ride a Wave Foundation Inc N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fit Kids Foundation Inc San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 225
Partners in Oakland Education Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
DonorsChoose.org N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 12,821
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Howard University N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
AARP Foundation N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Americans United for Separation of Church and State Inc N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Page SUM 688,696

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Children in Conflict Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Voto Latino Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 16,000
Institute for Social Policy and Understanding N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
The STAR Center Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Project H Design Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Maitri Charitable Trust Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Old Skool Cafe San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
McKenzie River Gathering Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ride a Wave Foundation Inc N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fit Kids Foundation Inc San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 225
Partners in Oakland Education Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
DonorsChoose.org N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 12,821
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Howard University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
AARP Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Americans United for Separation of Church and State Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Page SUM 688,696

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Roses in Concrete CA Education Donor Advised 2018 685,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Save the Children Federation Inc CT International Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Aubin Pictures, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 60,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 400,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Monmouth Conservation Foundation NJ Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Aspire Public Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Red White & Blue Charity CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo Sister City Association Inc CA Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Assist International, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
VoteRiders CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
SPARK CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
PTA of MS 54 Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Gbowee Peace Foundation Africa-USA NY Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 2,494,000

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Children in Conflict Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Voto Latino Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 16,000
Institute for Social Policy and Understanding United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
The STAR Center Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Project H Design United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Maitri Charitable Trust United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Old Skool Cafe United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
McKenzie River Gathering Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ride a Wave Foundation Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fit Kids Foundation Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Tides Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 225
Partners in Oakland Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
DonorsChoose.org United States Education Donor Advised 2018 12,821
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Community Initiatives United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Howard University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
AARP Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Americans United for Separation of Church and State Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Page SUM 688,696

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13110 records found.