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)
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Gateway Community Church N/A TX United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,300
University of Bern N/A Switzerland Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Campaign for Black Male Achievement Inc N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Momentum Community Inc N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Santa Barbara Symphony Orchestra Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Creation Home Ministries San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Real Hope for Haiti N/A IN United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Curtis Institute of Music N/A PA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Massachusetts General Hospital N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Indigenous Educational Network of Turtle Island N/A MN United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Seattle Theatre Group N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
French American International School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
HealthRIGHT 360 San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 7,500
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Independent Feature Project, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Page SUM 401,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Gateway Community Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,300
University of Bern N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Campaign for Black Male Achievement Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Momentum Community Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Santa Barbara Symphony Orchestra Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Creation Home Ministries San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Real Hope for Haiti N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Curtis Institute of Music N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Massachusetts General Hospital N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Indigenous Educational Network of Turtle Island N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Seattle Theatre Group N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
French American International School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
HealthRIGHT 360 San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 7,500
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Independent Feature Project, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Page SUM 401,000

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Housing Choices Coalition for Persons with Developmental Dis CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
Boy Scouts of America CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Make-A-Wish Foundation International AZ Health Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Colorado College TH CO Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
DonorsChoose.org NY Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Schools Mentoring & Resource Team CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Bridge Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Insight Meditation South Bay CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Channing House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 800
Morrissey-Compton Educational Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hospital for Hope India, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Whole Womans Advocacy Alliance VA Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Westside Baby WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
MERRAG CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,500
All Our Kids Inc DC Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
BrightFocus Foundation MD Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 296,300

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Gateway Community Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,300
University of Bern Switzerland Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Campaign for Black Male Achievement Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Momentum Community Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Santa Barbara Symphony Orchestra Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Creation Home Ministries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Real Hope for Haiti United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Curtis Institute of Music United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
College Track United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Community School of Music & Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Massachusetts General Hospital United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Indigenous Educational Network of Turtle Island United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Seattle Theatre Group United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
French American International School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
HealthRIGHT 360 United States Health Donor Advised 2018 7,500
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Independent Feature Project, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Page SUM 401,000

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13110 records found.