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)
Jewish Family & Childrens Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
The University Corporation San Francisco State San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Kinsleys Cookie Cart Corporation N/A FL United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,590
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Lawrence University of Wisconsin N/A WI United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 246,300
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 40,000
American Friends of IDC N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
University of Notre Dame Du Lac N/A IN United States Education Donor Advised 2019 255,000
Urban Justice Center N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 300,000
M E B Alliance for Educator Diversity Inc N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Math Circles of Chicago N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Virginia Organizing, Inc. N/A VA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Midland School Corporation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
William Winter Institute for Racial Reconciliation N/A MS United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 100,000
World Neighbors Inc N/A OK United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 1,798,340

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Jewish Family & Childrens Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
The University Corporation San Francisco State San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Kinsleys Cookie Cart Corporation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,590
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Lawrence University of Wisconsin N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 246,300
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 40,000
American Friends of IDC N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
University of Notre Dame Du Lac N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 255,000
Urban Justice Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 300,000
M E B Alliance for Educator Diversity Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Math Circles of Chicago N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Virginia Organizing, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Midland School Corporation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 250
William Winter Institute for Racial Reconciliation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 100,000
World Neighbors Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 1,798,340

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Metro Squash NFP IL Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
American Institute of Mathematics CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 12,500
Montalvo Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Museum of American Heritage CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
National Building Museum DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
National Wildlife Federation VA Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
New England Conservatory of Music MA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Odyssey School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 120,250

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Jewish Family & Childrens Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
The University Corporation San Francisco State United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Tides Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Kinsleys Cookie Cart Corporation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,590
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Lawrence University of Wisconsin United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 246,300
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 40,000
American Friends of IDC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
University of Notre Dame Du Lac United States Education Donor Advised 2019 255,000
Urban Justice Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 300,000
M E B Alliance for Educator Diversity Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Math Circles of Chicago United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Virginia Organizing, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Midland School Corporation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
William Winter Institute for Racial Reconciliation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 100,000
World Neighbors Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 1,798,340

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13280 records found.