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)
Rape Abuse and Incest National Network Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Housing Industry Foundation San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Vida Verde Nature Education N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Child Aid N/A OR United States Other Donor Advised 2018 450
Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Results in Education Foundation N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Redwood City Police Activities League Inc San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Prison Policy Initiative Inc N/A MA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Institute for Nonprofit News N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Asian Pacific American Leadership Institute Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Canine Companions for Independence Sonoma CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Chalkbeat, Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,125
Frankfort Elementary School N/A MI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Oak Heritage Conservancy Inc N/A IN United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,540
Feeding America N/A DC United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 600
Page SUM 128,415

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
California College of the Arts Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Rape Abuse and Incest National Network Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 200
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Housing Industry Foundation San Mateo Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Vida Verde Nature Education N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Child Aid N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 450
Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Results in Education Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Redwood City Police Activities League Inc San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Prison Policy Initiative Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Institute for Nonprofit News N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Nueva School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Asian Pacific American Leadership Institute Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Canine Companions for Independence Sonoma Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Chalkbeat, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 3,125
Frankfort Elementary School N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Oak Heritage Conservancy Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,540
Page SUM 627,815

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Glaucoma Research Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Northwestern University IL Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
The National Jazz Museum in Harlem NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Health Trust CA Health Donor Advised 2018 750
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Dalmatian Dreams Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
50Can Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Zen Hospice Project Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Human Rights Watch, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Hospice and Palliative Care of the Wood River Valley, Inc. ID Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
International Planned Parenthood Federation NY Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 3,081,450

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Urban School Food Alliance Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
California College of the Arts United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Rape Abuse and Incest National Network Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Mateo County Historical Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Housing Industry Foundation United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Vida Verde Nature Education United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Child Aid United States Other Donor Advised 2018 450
Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Results in Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Redwood City Police Activities League Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Prison Policy Initiative Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Institute for Nonprofit News United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Nueva School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Asian Pacific American Leadership Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Canine Companions for Independence United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Chalkbeat, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,125
Page SUM 919,775

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13110 records found.