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)
CuriOdyssey San Mateo CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500
New Teacher Center N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
City of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Aplastic Anemia & MDS International Foundation Inc N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Susan B. Anthony Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
World Assistance for Cambodia, Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wilderness Society San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 800
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 500
The National Jazz Museum in Harlem N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Foundation for Monterey County N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wantok Musik Foundation N/A VIC Australia Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750
Immigrant Defenders Law Center N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 310,000
Page SUM 936,350

Pages

13110 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Bank of America Charitable Gift Fund N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bay Area Gardeners Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Consultoría Técnica Comunitaria, A.C. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 36,000
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Habitat for Humanity of the Greater Teton Area N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Network of Abortion Funds N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Pacific Crest Trail Association N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Johns Hopkins University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 62,400
School in the Square Public Charter School N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Live Oak Adult Day Services Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Bay Area Ministries, Inc. San Mateo Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750,000
DataKind N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 220,000
New Venture Fund N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 78,000
Sonrisas Dental Health Inc San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 12,500
International Documentary Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 -113
Alta Loma High School Alumni Association N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,697,187

Pages

13110 records found.
There were no results that matched your search. Please adjust your filters and try again.

Pages

12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Bank of America Charitable Gift Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bay Area Gardeners Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Consultoría Técnica Comunitaria, A.C. Mexico Community Development Donor Advised 2018 36,000
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Habitat for Humanity of the Greater Teton Area United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Network of Abortion Funds United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Pacific Crest Trail Association United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Johns Hopkins University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 62,400
School in the Square Public Charter School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Live Oak Adult Day Services United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Bay Area Ministries, Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750,000
DataKind United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 220,000
New Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 78,000
Sonrisas Dental Health Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 12,500
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -113
Alta Loma High School Alumni Association United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,697,187

Pages

13110 records found.