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)
The Seattle Foundation N/A WA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
LatinoJustice PRLDEF N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Uncommon Knowledge and Achievement, Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Center for Constitutional Rights, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
JPR Foundation Inc N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 650
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Athena Academy Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Westside Baby N/A WA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
EBP Chile SpA N/A Chile Environment Donor Advised 2018 30,990
Benedict's Ladder: A Representative Payee Service N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,125
Community Foundation of the Napa Valley Napa CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,600
BrightFocus Foundation N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,697,565

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Seattle Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
LatinoJustice PRLDEF N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Uncommon Knowledge and Achievement, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Center for Constitutional Rights, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
JPR Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2018 650
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Athena Academy Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Westside Baby N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
EBP Chile SpA N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 30,990
Benedict's Ladder: A Representative Payee Service N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,125
Community Foundation of the Napa Valley Napa General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,600
BrightFocus Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,697,565

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
iMentor CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Little Red School House Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Deschutes Basin Land Trust OR Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Womens International Network for Guatemalan Solutions Inc MN Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Asian Americans Advancing Justice- Atlanta GA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 160,000
Trustees of Columbia University in The City of New York NY Education Donor Advised 2018 110,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital TN Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pine Street Inn, Inc. MA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Ida B. Wells Memorial Foundation IL Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Morning Forum of Los Altos CA Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Narrative Magazine Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Washington Foundation WA Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The Carter Center, Inc. GA International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 752,200

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