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)
Oregon State University Foundation N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Catlin Gabel School N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Duke University N/A NC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Sisters of Saint Joseph of Carondelet N/A MO United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Caring Choices Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Generation Citizen Inc N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Nantucket Dreamland Foundation N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Cultural Heritage Imaging San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Odyssey School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Back On My Feet N/A PA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Partners for Change Tri-valley Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,750
Ayudando Latinos a Sonar N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Common Market Philadelphia Inc N/A PA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,465
ACLU Foundation of Southern California N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Kiss the Ground N/A CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
MEET International, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
The Carter Center, Inc. N/A GA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Page SUM 537,215

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Oregon State University Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Catlin Gabel School N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Duke University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Sisters of Saint Joseph of Carondelet N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Caring Choices Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Generation Citizen Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Nantucket Dreamland Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Cultural Heritage Imaging San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Odyssey School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Back On My Feet N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Partners for Change Tri-valley Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,750
Ayudando Latinos a Sonar N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Common Market Philadelphia Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,465
ACLU Foundation of Southern California N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Kiss the Ground N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
MEET International, Inc. Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
The Carter Center, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Page SUM 537,215

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Junipero Serra High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 26,000
American India Foundation United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Marin Montessori School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,125
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Biden Cancer Initiative Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 750,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Pajaro Valley Arts Council United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva Uruguay Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Faith in Action Bay Area United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Compassion in World Farming United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
New Teacher Center United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,875
Ultimate Peace Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 767,200

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