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 Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Center for the Study of Services N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A NY United States International Development Corporate Advised 2019 250
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Hillbarn Theatre, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
National Center for Youth Law Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
Phi Beta Kappa Society N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Steindorf STEAM K-8 Magnet School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 250
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Santa Cruz Education Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
United States Olympic Committee N/A CO United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 240
Hands at Work in Africa USA San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 240
Sunnyvale Singers Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 240
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 240
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 236
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 223
Commonwealth Club of California San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 215
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 215
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A England General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 213
Page SUM 4,812

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Center for the Study of Services N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2019 250
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Hillbarn Theatre, Inc. San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
National Center for Youth Law Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
Phi Beta Kappa Society N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Steindorf STEAM K-8 Magnet School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2019 250
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Santa Cruz Education Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 250
United States Olympic Committee N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 240
Hands at Work in Africa USA San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2019 240
Sunnyvale Singers Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 240
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 240
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 236
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 223
Commonwealth Club of California San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2019 215
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 215
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 213
Page SUM 4,812

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
KIPP Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 -40,000
Broad Institute, Inc. MA Health Donor Advised 2019 -43,885
Samasource, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 -50,000
Notre Dame de Namur University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 -50,000
Cancer CAREpoint Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2019 -50,000
University of Maryland, Baltimore County MD Other Donor Advised 2019 -56,370
California Renters Legal Advocacy and Education Fund CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 -60,000
Oak Grove Elementary School District CA Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 -62,177
Regents of the University of Colorado CO Education Corporate Advised 2019 -80,000
Foundation for the Mid South MS Donor Advised 2019 -100,000
Families for Excellent Schools, Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2019 -100,000
Great Public Schools Now CA Education Donor Advised 2019 -100,000
ACCION International MA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 -100,000
Morgan Autism Center CA Education Donor Advised 2019 -100,000
Mercy High School CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 -100,000
University of Delaware DE Education Corporate Advised 2019 -104,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 -130,000
Hopewell Fund DC General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 -150,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2019 -200,000
Dignity and Power Now CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 -250,000
Page SUM -1,926,432

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Center for the Study of Services United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Corporate Advised 2019 250
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Hillbarn Theatre, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
National Center for Youth Law United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
Phi Beta Kappa Society United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Steindorf STEAM K-8 Magnet School United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 250
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Santa Cruz Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
United States Olympic Committee United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 240
Hands at Work in Africa USA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 240
Sunnyvale Singers United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 240
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 240
UK Online Giving Foundation United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 236
Canadian Online Giving Foundation Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 223
Commonwealth Club of California United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 215
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 215
UK Online Giving Foundation England General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 213
Page SUM 4,812

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13280 records found.