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)
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
TeachAIDS N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Melanesian Organizational Development Limited (MODe) N/A Papua New Guinea Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Shakespeare Play On N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Spirit Rock Meditation Center N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Equal Citizens Foundation N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Sonrisas Dental Health Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
The Salvation Army Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200
The Brotherhood/Sister Sol Inc. N/A NY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Nuclear Threat Initiative, Inc. N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,904,942
Morning Glory Montessori School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
PA Racehorse Rehoming Rehabilitation & Rescue N/A PA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Marina Orth Foundation N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Salvation Army N/A OR United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Chalkbeat, Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Kiva Microfunds San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 2,396,792

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland Alameda Donor Advised 2018 25,000
California Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pilarcitos Alternative High (Continuation) San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Montalvo Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 800,000
Squashdrive Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
JDRF International San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Equal Justice Initiative N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Scholars Strategy Network N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 300,000
IEEE Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
American Jewish World Service, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Gubbio Project, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Charlie's Acres N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Root Capital, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 4,672,400

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Living Hope Ministries in Haiti Inc. OH International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation for Academic Endeavors WA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Mavericks Coastside Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,262
Sequoia Union High School District CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Creativity Explored CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Page SUM 220,262

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
St. Raymond's School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Auburn Theological Seminary United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Camp Maccabi United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Urban Ventures Leadership Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
International Society for Technology in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 720,000
World Central Kitchen Incorporated United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Arden Wood Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Blossom Hill School Home and School Club Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Anti-Defamation League United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The School Garden Project of Lane County United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Gravenstein Schools Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Waterloo Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 1,750,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Girls Middle School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
VoteRiders United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Aspire Public Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 5,592,700

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13110 records found.