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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Tides Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Save the Blue San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
African Parks Foundation of America N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Mountain View Los Altos High School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 750
The UCLA Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Mercado Global, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Oakland Public Education Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Bay Area Biotechnology Education Consortium San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
San Francisco First Tee San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Church of the Nativity San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 700
Planting Justice Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 385
Townsend K-12 Schools N/A MT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
FII - National Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Youngstown Edison Incubator Corporation N/A OH United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Vida Verde Nature Education N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Portland Rescue Mission N/A OR United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 450
Page SUM 432,985

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Independent Voter Education N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Compassion in World Farming N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
AmeriCares Foundation, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo-Foster City Community Education Foundation San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
The Exploratorium San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
UND Alumni Association and Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Trustees of the Smith College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Peninsula College Fund San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Nepal Youth Foundation Marin International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Cove Human Services Inc. N/A Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Leadership Roundtable Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Resources for Science Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Teach for America, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,750,000
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Tipping Point Community San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The University of Tokyo N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 4,600
Page SUM 4,395,100

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Innocence Project, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Woodside High School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. MD Health Donor Advised 2018 500
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community School of Music & Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Shine Global, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 22,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 380,000
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center NY Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
WildAid, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
HEAL Project CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
California Institute of Integral Studies CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
100 Black Men of Silicon Valley Inc. CA Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Nantucket Boys & Girls Club, Inc. MA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Trustees of Tufts College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Los Angeles Jewish Home for the Aging CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,411,500

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Wantok Musik Foundation Australia Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The University of Sydney Australia Education Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Griffith University Australia Education Donor Advised 2018 3,100
Hope for Cambodian Children Foundation Australia General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
University of Melbourne Australia Education Donor Advised 2018 105,825
The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research Australia Health Donor Advised 2018 117,437
Griffith University Australia Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The University of Sydney Australia Education Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Possible Dreams International Australia International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Food Frontier Institute LTD Australia Food Security Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Griffith University Australia Education Donor Advised 2018 50,480
The University of Sydney Australia Education Donor Advised 2018 91,369
Girl Geek Academy Australia Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Tech Girls Movement Foundation Ltd. Australia Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience Indigenous Corp. Australia Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Fitted for Work Australia Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Doxa Youth Foundation Australia Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
SolarBuddy.org Ltd Australia Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
The Children's Hospital at Westmead Australia Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Australian Online Giving Foundation Australia General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 707,211

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