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, and corporate 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
Impact Experience Institute San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Georgetown University N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Methow Conservancy N/A WA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Women Make Movies N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Foundation of Greater Montreal N/A Canada General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Providence Foundation N/A RI United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Families for Excellent Schools, Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Evidence Action, Inc. N/A DC United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Trustees of Tufts College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Dunhuang Foundation Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Tides Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Homeboy Industries N/A CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
The University of Texas at Austin N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Foundation for Independent Voter Education N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
National Network of Abortion Funds N/A PA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Impact Experience Institute San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Georgetown University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Methow Conservancy N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Women Make Movies N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Foundation of Greater Montreal N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Providence Foundation N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Families for Excellent Schools, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Evidence Action, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Trustees of Tufts College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Dunhuang Foundation Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Tides Foundation San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Homeboy Industries N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
The University of Texas at Austin N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Foundation for Independent Voter Education N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
National Network of Abortion Funds N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
StreetCode Academy CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Friends of San Martin Animal Shelter CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Youngstown Edison Incubator Corporation OH Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
City of Redwood City CA Donor Advised 2018 100,000
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Regents of the University of Michigan MI Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Living Goods CA Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
East Palo Alto Academy CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Sanergy, Inc. GA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Project Sunshine, Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
826 Valencia CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Big Green CO Food Security Donor Advised 2018 100,000
WeHOPE CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Sanergy, Inc. GA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Call of the Sea CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Matter of Trust, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Notre Dame High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 100,000
Alter Global IL International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Gathering for Justice Inc NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Impact Experience Institute United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Georgetown University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Methow Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Women Make Movies United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Foundation of Greater Montreal Canada General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Providence Foundation United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Families for Excellent Schools, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Evidence Action, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Trustees of Tufts College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Dunhuang Foundation Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Tides Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Homeboy Industries United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
The University of Texas at Austin United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Foundation for Independent Voter Education United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
WeHOPE United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
National Network of Abortion Funds United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 2,000,000

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13110 records found.