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)
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 600,000
CALmatters N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Capoeira Center of New York Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Yale University N/A CT United States Education Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Kiva Microfunds San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 410
Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley N/A TX United States Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Central Park Conservancy, Inc. N/A NY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Youth Passageways N/A KS United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
CHICAGO RUN N/A IL United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
American Heart Association, Inc. Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Coast Guard Foundation, Inc. N/A CT United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 13,650
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 800,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Connect Community Charter School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Covenant House N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Daly City Community Service Center San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 14,500
Doug Coombs Foundation N/A WY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 500
Ekal Vidyalaya Foundation of USA Inc N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Page SUM 1,754,260

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2019 600,000
CALmatters N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Capoeira Center of New York Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Yale University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Kiva Microfunds San Francisco International Development Donor Advised 2019 410
Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley N/A Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Central Park Conservancy, Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Youth Passageways N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
CHICAGO RUN N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
American Heart Association, Inc. Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Coast Guard Foundation, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 13,650
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 800,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Connect Community Charter School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Covenant House N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Daly City Community Service Center San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 14,500
Doug Coombs Foundation N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 500
Ekal Vidyalaya Foundation of USA Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Page SUM 1,754,260

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
American Institute of Mathematics United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 600,000
CALmatters United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Capoeira Center of New York Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Kiva Microfunds United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 410
Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley United States Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Central Park Conservancy, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Youth Passageways United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
CHICAGO RUN United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
American Heart Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Coast Guard Foundation, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 13,650
Common Sense Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 800,000
Community School of Music & Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Connect Community Charter School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Covenant House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Daly City Community Service Center United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 14,500
Doug Coombs Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 500
Ekal Vidyalaya Foundation of USA Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Page SUM 1,754,260

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13280 records found.