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 descending Year Amount (USD)
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Springboard Collaborative N/A PA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, Inc. N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kristi Yamaguchi's Always Dream Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Headwaters Science Institute N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alameda County Arts Commission Alameda CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Bolinas Community, Inc. N/A CA United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 5,763
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Austin Film Society N/A TX United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ride to Walk, Inc. N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Viewpoint Educational Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 8,500
The City Well United Methodist Church N/A NC United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Khan Academy Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Lewis and Clark College N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
High Fives Non-Profit Foundation N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Big Life Foundation USA N/A WA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Springboard Collaborative N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kristi Yamaguchi's Always Dream Foundation Contra Costa Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Headwaters Science Institute N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alameda County Arts Commission Alameda Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Bolinas Community, Inc. N/A Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 5,763
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Austin Film Society N/A Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ride to Walk, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Viewpoint Educational Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 8,500
The City Well United Methodist Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Khan Academy Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Lewis and Clark College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Nueva School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
High Fives Non-Profit Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Big Life Foundation USA N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Springboard Collaborative United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kristi Yamaguchi's Always Dream Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Headwaters Science Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alameda County Arts Commission United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Bolinas Community, Inc. United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 5,763
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Austin Film Society United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ride to Walk, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Viewpoint Educational Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 8,500
The City Well United Methodist Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Khan Academy Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Lewis and Clark College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Nueva School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
High Fives Non-Profit Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Big Life Foundation USA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
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13110 records found.