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 Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Climate Solutions N/A WA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Hastings-on-Hudson Fire Department N/A NY United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Charge Across Town Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. N/A FL United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Multiple Sclerosis Society N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Summer Search San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Thesmallslivefoundationinc N/A NY United States Other Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The UCLA Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Swarthmore College N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PICO National Network Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 272,000
Marin Montessori School Inc Marin CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Shriners Hospitals for Children N/A FL United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Generation SERVE N/A TX United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco State University San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Nantucket Atheneum N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pathways for America, Inc N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 624,200

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Climate Solutions N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Hastings-on-Hudson Fire Department N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Charge Across Town Inc San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Multiple Sclerosis Society N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Summer Search San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Thesmallslivefoundationinc N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The UCLA Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Swarthmore College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PICO National Network Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 272,000
Marin Montessori School Inc Marin Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Shriners Hospitals for Children N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Generation SERVE N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco State University San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Nantucket Atheneum N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pathways for America, Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 624,200

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Unified School District CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
University of Oregon Foundation OR Education Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Aspire Public Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
FINCA International, Inc. DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
How Far Foundation Incorporated GA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Community Initiatives CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Drexel University PA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Robert Louis Stevenson School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Compass Family Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jesuit High School of New Orleans LA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Art and Science Laboratory NM Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Cesar Chavez Elementary School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Washington University MO Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 470,750

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Climate Solutions United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Hastings-on-Hudson Fire Department United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Charge Across Town Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Multiple Sclerosis Society United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Summer Search United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Thesmallslivefoundationinc United States Other Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Swarthmore College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PICO National Network United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 272,000
Marin Montessori School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Shriners Hospitals for Children United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Generation SERVE United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco State University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Nantucket Atheneum United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pathways for America, Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Common Sense Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 624,200

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13110 records found.