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)
Seattle Clemency Project N/A WA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Life Learning Academy San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Love City Inc N/A KY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford N/A England Education Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Kara Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 600
The Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Kids Intervention & Diagnostic Service Center, Inc. N/A OR United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics N/A ON Canada Health Donor Advised 2018 39,445
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
The Education Trust N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 285,000
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Global Poverty Project, Inc. N/A NY United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Shine Global, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Seattle Clemency Project N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Life Learning Academy San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Love City Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Kara Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 600
The Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Kids Intervention & Diagnostic Service Center, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Art in Action San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 39,445
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
The Education Trust N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 285,000
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Global Poverty Project, Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Shine Global, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 2,328,295

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13110 records found.
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Seattle Clemency Project United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Life Learning Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Love City Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford England Education Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Kara United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 600
The Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Kids Intervention & Diagnostic Service Center, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Art in Action United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics Canada Health Donor Advised 2018 39,445
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
The Education Trust United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 285,000
HAS Wigner Research Centre for Physics Hungary Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Downtown Streets, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Global Poverty Project, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Page SUM 2,234,295

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13110 records found.