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 Countysort descending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Torah Schools For Israel N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,250
Center for Farmworker Families N/A CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mass Design Group N/A MA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Foundations, Inc. N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 600,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
University of Utah N/A UT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Wholesome Wave Inc N/A CT United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Array Alliance Inc N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
FWD.us Education Fund N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,259,897
Secular Student Alliance N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Culver City Education Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pacific Grove Pony Baseball Inc N/A CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Community Foundation of San Joaquin Inc N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 280,000
New England Patriots Charitable Foundation Inc N/A MA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Photo Patch Foundation N/A FL United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare N/A Italy Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,800
National Consortium for Graduate Dgrs Minorities in Engineer N/A VA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 275,000
Howard University N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
CarbonFund Org Foundation N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 4,920,447

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
iHub Limited N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Taking Out Toxo N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Hokoji N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Human Development and Children Foundation N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 200
DC Independent Film Festival N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Institute for Nonprofit News N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Marys Academy N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lovin Spoonfuls Inc N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
University of Jos N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Pyxera Global Inc N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 480,000
American India Foundation N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Hill School N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Vineyard Conservation Society Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The FreeBSD Foundation N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Volunteers of America Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 994,750

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 192,267
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Kilgoris Project CA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
East Bay College Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Los Angeles Fire Department Foundation CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Initiatives CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
The Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Read With Me Arusha WA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,200
Community Services Agency CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Thirteenth Street Neighborhood Advisory Committee CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Ventura County Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Francisco Park Conservancy CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wilderness Society CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Canadian Online Giving Foundation AB General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Foundation for Financial Planning, Inc. DC Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Caring Choices Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 275,767

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Jazz Organization United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Code Orange Robotics Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Global Fund For Women, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Salvation Army United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Planting Justice United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 385
Harlem School of the Arts, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Edible Schoolyard Project United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Harmony Program United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Promise of Justice Initiative United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Lawrence University of Wisconsin United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
The Kitchen Sisters Productions United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Private Charitable Medical Institution Children's Hospice Russian Federation Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Art in Action United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
United We Dream Network, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Caminar United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 183,185

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