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)
Uptown Baptist Church N/A IL United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Curtis Institute of Music N/A PA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Whitefish Community Foundation, Inc. N/A MT United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
New Door Ventures San Francisco CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Services Agency Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Anima N/A MA United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
New Creation Home Ministries San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
International Childrens Assistance Network Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Cancer Prevention Institute of California Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
AEROBridge N/A CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. San Mateo CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The University Corporation San Francisco State San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Uncommon Knowledge and Achievement, Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Wayfinder Foundation N/A MN United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Defenders of Wildlife N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
SHE-CAN Inc Marin CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,086,400

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Uptown Baptist Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Curtis Institute of Music N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Whitefish Community Foundation, Inc. N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
New Door Ventures San Francisco Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Anima N/A Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
New Creation Home Ministries San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
International Childrens Assistance Network Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Cancer Prevention Institute of California Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 500
AEROBridge N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. San Mateo International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The University Corporation San Francisco State San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Uncommon Knowledge and Achievement, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Wayfinder Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Defenders of Wildlife N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
SHE-CAN Inc Marin Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,086,400

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Mass Design Group MA International Development Donor Advised 2018 9,100
Children's Hunger Relief Fund, Inc. CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
All Stars Helping Kids, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sequoia Adult School Scholars CA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Sanergy, Inc. GA International Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Jefferson Education Exchange Inc VA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Verbum Dei High School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Orphan Secure CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina Inc NC Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Teach For All Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Coachart Org CA Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Center for Spiritual Enlightenment CA Other Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Solutions Journalism Network Inc NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 624,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory NY Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,984,012
Burning Man Project CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Interfaith Committee for Detained Immigrants IL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 5,541,162

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Uptown Baptist Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Curtis Institute of Music United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Whitefish Community Foundation, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
New Door Ventures United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Services Agency United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Anima United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
New Creation Home Ministries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
International Childrens Assistance Network Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Community School of Music & Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Cancer Prevention Institute of California United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
AEROBridge United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The University Corporation San Francisco State United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Uncommon Knowledge and Achievement, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Wayfinder Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Defenders of Wildlife United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
SHE-CAN Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,086,400

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13110 records found.