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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
The UC Davis Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 325,000
La Jolla Music Society N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 700
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
EarthEnable N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva N/A Uruguay Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
NEO Philanthropy Inc N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
thesecondopinion San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends for Youth, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Campaign for Black Male Achievement Inc N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Teach for America, Inc. N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,750,000
New Creation Home Ministries San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Partners Asia N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
International Documentary Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Prime Coalition, Inc. N/A GA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Real Hope for Haiti N/A IN United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Homes for Our Troops N/A MA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 3,280,450

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The UC Davis Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 325,000
La Jolla Music Society N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 700
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
EarthEnable N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
NEO Philanthropy Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
thesecondopinion San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends for Youth, Inc. San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Campaign for Black Male Achievement Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Teach for America, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,750,000
New Creation Home Ministries San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Partners Asia N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
International Documentary Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Prime Coalition, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Real Hope for Haiti N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Homes for Our Troops N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 3,280,450

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
AARP Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Institute on Aging CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. FL Other Donor Advised 2018 600
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CALmatters CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Giveteens20 CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
One Ocean Media Foundation NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Town School for Boys CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
CareMessage CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Salvation Army OR Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Love, Inc. of Santa Clara County CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
League to Save Lake Tahoe CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 12,000
San Francisco Ballet Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Heart Association Inc TX Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Alzheimer's Foundation of America, Inc. NY Other Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Jazz Organization CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KTK-Belt, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Amici Lovaniensis Inc MD Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 204,100

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The UC Davis Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 325,000
La Jolla Music Society United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 700
Abilities United United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
EarthEnable United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva Uruguay Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
NEO Philanthropy Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
thesecondopinion United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Campaign for Black Male Achievement Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Teach for America, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,750,000
New Creation Home Ministries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Partners Asia United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Teen Success, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Prime Coalition, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Real Hope for Haiti United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Homes for Our Troops United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 3,280,450

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13110 records found.