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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
St. Lawrence Elementary and Middle School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
New York University N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Empirical Resolution Inc N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 450,000
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ocean Cleanup North Pacific Foundation San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,000
SPUR San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Partners in Health N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
International Council on Clean Transportation N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Voter Participation Center N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 30,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Fugees Family Inc N/A GA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Ball State University Foundation N/A IN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Schools of the Sacred Heart-San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Worldwatch Institute N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Episcopal Senior Communities Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Asian Pacific American Leadership Institute Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Dream City Mission Church N/A South Korea Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers and Students N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 840,900

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
St. Lawrence Elementary and Middle School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
New York University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Empirical Resolution Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 450,000
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ocean Cleanup North Pacific Foundation San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,000
SPUR San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Partners in Health N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
International Council on Clean Transportation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Voter Participation Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 30,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Fugees Family Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Ball State University Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Schools of the Sacred Heart-San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Worldwatch Institute N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Episcopal Senior Communities Foundation Contra Costa Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Asian Pacific American Leadership Institute Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Dream City Mission Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers and Students N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 840,900

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
SPUR CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Partners in Health MD Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 18,000
North Coast Opportunities, Inc. CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Room to Read CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Dallas Holocaust Museum TX Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Prairie Foundation MT Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 215,000
Climate Solutions WA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,207
East Bay Agency for Children CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Insight Garden Program CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio TX Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CATO Institute DC Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Free Speech for People Inc TX Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Cancer CAREpoint Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
March for Our Lives Foundation CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
National Domestic Violence Hotline TX Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 487,907

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
St. Lawrence Elementary and Middle School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
New York University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Empirical Resolution Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 450,000
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ocean Cleanup North Pacific Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,000
SPUR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Partners in Health United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
International Council on Clean Transportation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Voter Participation Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 30,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Fugees Family Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Ball State University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Schools of the Sacred Heart-San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Worldwatch Institute United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Episcopal Senior Communities Foundation United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Asian Pacific American Leadership Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Dream City Mission Church South Korea Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers and Students United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 840,900

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13110 records found.