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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Covia Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Gainesville Independent School, Inc N/A GA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wilcox Health Foundation N/A HI United States Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Feeding America N/A DC United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Parkinson's Institute Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Open Philanthropy Project San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 835,000
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for National Progress San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco State University Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,086,757
President and Trustees of Bates College N/A ME United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano CT United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 3,090,757

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Covia Foundation Contra Costa Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Gainesville Independent School, Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wilcox Health Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Feeding America N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Parkinson's Institute Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Open Philanthropy Project San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 835,000
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for National Progress San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco State University Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 2,086,757
President and Trustees of Bates College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 3,090,757

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
The San Francisco School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Ocean Conservancy Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Medical Benevolence Foundation DC Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Freedom's Shield CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Diocesan Migrant & Refugee Services, Inc. TX Human Services Donor Advised 2018 260,000
Taft Elementary School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Results in Education Foundation IL Education Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Shotgun Players Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Teens for Food Justice NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mercy Corps OR International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KIPP Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 -31,240
Northwestern University IL Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Theatre Lab DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association IA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Sexual Health Innovations CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,390
The Nueva School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
St Anthony Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 1,429,700

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Teen Success, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Covia Foundation United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Abilities United United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Institute of Mathematics United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Gainesville Independent School, Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wilcox Health Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Feeding America United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Parkinson's Institute United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Open Philanthropy Project United States Education Donor Advised 2018 835,000
Sustainable Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for National Progress United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco State University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,086,757
President and Trustees of Bates College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Save the Children Federation Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 3,090,757

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13110 records found.