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)
University of Florida N/A FL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ought Inc. San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 50,000
International African American Museum N/A SC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance Marin CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
All Our Kids Inc N/A DC United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Voto Latino Inc N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation for National Progress San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Carlmont Academic Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
College Foundation of the University of Virginia N/A VA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Oakland Lacrosse Club Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
John Lynch Foundation N/A FL United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,334
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Rocketship Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 2,900,484

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
University of Florida N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ought Inc. San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 50,000
International African American Museum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance Marin International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
All Our Kids Inc N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Voto Latino Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation for National Progress San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Carlmont Academic Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
College Foundation of the University of Virginia N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Oakland Lacrosse Club Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
John Lynch Foundation N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,334
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Rocketship Redwood City San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 2,900,484

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13110 records found.
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
University of Florida United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ought Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 50,000
International African American Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
All Our Kids Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Voto Latino Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation for National Progress United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Carlmont Academic Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
College Foundation of the University of Virginia United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Oakland Lacrosse Club United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
John Lynch Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,334
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Rocketship Redwood City United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 2,900,484

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13110 records found.