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 descending Year Amount (USD)
First Presbyterian Church of Ashland N/A OR United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Think of Us Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Families for Justice as Healing Inc N/A MA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
National Day Laborer Organizing Network N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Center for Human Rights and Constitutional Law N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Impact Justice Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church Santa Clara CA United States Donor Advised 2018 13,400
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Bayshore Christian Ministries San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 8,500
San Francisco Unified School District San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Holy Angels School San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Educators for Excellence N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Marin Poetry Center Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lymelight Foundation Inc. San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 1,124,900

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
First Presbyterian Church of Ashland N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Think of Us Contra Costa Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Families for Justice as Healing Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
National Day Laborer Organizing Network N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Center for Human Rights and Constitutional Law N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Impact Justice Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church Santa Clara Donor Advised 2018 13,400
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Bayshore Christian Ministries San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 8,500
San Francisco Unified School District San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Holy Angels School San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Educators for Excellence N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Marin Poetry Center Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lymelight Foundation Inc. San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 1,124,900

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Forests Forever Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
South County Community Health Center Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Sundance Institute UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Contemporary Jewish Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Juma Ventures CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Sempervirens Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Council for Academic Resources and Leadership CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future CA Education Donor Advised 2018 800
Stanford Jazz Workshop CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation MD Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology MA Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,000
San Jose Parks Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
The Clearity Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Teach for America, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,600
World Vision WA International Development Donor Advised 2018 12,750
George Washington Elementary School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 865,900

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
First Presbyterian Church of Ashland United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Think of Us United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Families for Justice as Healing Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
National Day Laborer Organizing Network United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Center for Human Rights and Constitutional Law United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Impact Justice United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church United States Donor Advised 2018 13,400
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Bayshore Christian Ministries United States Education Donor Advised 2018 8,500
San Francisco Unified School District United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Holy Angels School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Educators for Excellence United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Marin Poetry Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lymelight Foundation Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 1,124,900

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13110 records found.