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)
Able Works San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Character Lab Inc N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,912,000
California Poets in the School Sonoma CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Bullis-Purissima Elementary School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Village Harvest Corporation Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American Committee for the Weizmann Institute of Science Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Safe Water Network N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Episcopal Church in the Diocese of El Camino Real N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Villanova University N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Oak Heritage Conservancy Inc N/A IN United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 645
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,024
Mi Familia Vota Education Fund N/A AZ United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National LGBTQ Task Force N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Acortar Distancias A.C. N/A Mexico Human Services Donor Advised 2018 58
Page SUM 4,533,927

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Able Works San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Character Lab Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,912,000
California Poets in the School Sonoma Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Bullis-Purissima Elementary School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Village Harvest Corporation Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American Committee for the Weizmann Institute of Science Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Safe Water Network N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Episcopal Church in the Diocese of El Camino Real N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Villanova University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Oak Heritage Conservancy Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 645
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,024
Mi Familia Vota Education Fund N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National LGBTQ Task Force N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Acortar Distancias A.C. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 58
Page SUM 4,533,927

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Global Press Institute DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KIPP Excelencia Community Preparatory CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Clara City Library Foundation and Friends CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Alta Loma High School Alumni Association CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Aloha Angels Inc HI Community Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Benedictine Fathers of the Priory CA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Teach for America, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 30,000
University of Massachusetts Boston MA Education Donor Advised 2018 56,000
Contemplative Outreach Ltd NJ Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Washington University MO Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Santa Clara Schools Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
International Planned Parenthood Federation NY Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Via Rehabilitation Services, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Education Trust DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 285,000
Page SUM 750,000

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