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)
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
418 Project N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
America Achieves Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
American Federation of Teachers Educational Foundation N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Public Ecological Union "LESIC-South" N/A Kyrgyzstan Environment Donor Advised 2019 45,000
Reading Results N/A OR United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Acres, Inc. N/A IN United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 40,312
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
America's Promise-The Alliance for Youth N/A DC United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 245,000
Arthritis Foundation, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Augie's Quest to Cure ALS Inc. N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Bay Area Lyme Foundation San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Sabores Well San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 6,000
San Francisco AIDS Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Sanergy, Inc. N/A GA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
SCY High Tech Inc N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Page SUM 854,762

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13280 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
418 Project N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
America Achieves Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
American Federation of Teachers Educational Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Public Ecological Union "LESIC-South" N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 45,000
Reading Results N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Acres, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 40,312
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
America's Promise-The Alliance for Youth N/A Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 245,000
Arthritis Foundation, Inc. San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Augie's Quest to Cure ALS Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Bay Area Lyme Foundation San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Sabores Well San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2019 6,000
San Francisco AIDS Foundation San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Sanergy, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
SCY High Tech Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Page SUM 854,762

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
CuriOdyssey CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Theater Workshop of Nantucket Inc MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Dogs for the Deaf, Inc. OR Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Tipping Point Community CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania PA Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
EducationSuperHighway CA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
United States Committee Sports for Israel, Inc. PA Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 4,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Page SUM 496,000

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
418 Project United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
America Achieves Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
American Federation of Teachers Educational Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Public Ecological Union "LESIC-South" Kyrgyzstan Environment Donor Advised 2019 45,000
Reading Results United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Acres, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 40,312
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
America's Promise-The Alliance for Youth United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 245,000
Arthritis Foundation, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Augie's Quest to Cure ALS Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Bay Area Lyme Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Sabores Well United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 6,000
San Francisco AIDS Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Bill Wilson Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Sanergy, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
SCY High Tech Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Page SUM 854,762

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13280 records found.