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)
U.S. National Committee for UN Women N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Partnership for Los Angeles Schools N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Insight Garden Program Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
NEO Philanthropy Inc N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Tom Deierlein Foundation Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Eye to Eye, Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco State University San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
California Immigrant Policy Center N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 24,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
California Indian Basketweavers Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Friends of Indian River County Library Inc N/A FL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Youth Community Service, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Central Park Conservancy, Inc. N/A NY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Iowa State University Foundation N/A IA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
U.S. National Committee for UN Women N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Partnership for Los Angeles Schools N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Insight Garden Program Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
NEO Philanthropy Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Tom Deierlein Foundation Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Eye to Eye, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco State University San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
California Immigrant Policy Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 24,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
California Indian Basketweavers Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Friends of Indian River County Library Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Youth Community Service, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Central Park Conservancy, Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Iowa State University Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services TX International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Hawaii Public Radio HI Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Niches Land Trust Inc IN Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future CA Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Array Alliance Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Equal Justice Initiative AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Project HIRED CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Justice and Diversity Center of the Bar Association of S CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Mississippi Center for Justice MS Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pitzer College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
TNTP Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2018 665,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 320,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Teach for America, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,600
JustLeadershipUSA, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 125,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Learning and Loving Education Center CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Sanergy, Inc. GA International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
American Indian College Fund CO Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 2,270,400

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
U.S. National Committee for UN Women United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Partnership for Los Angeles Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Insight Garden Program United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
NEO Philanthropy Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Tom Deierlein Foundation Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Eye to Eye, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco State University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
California Immigrant Policy Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 24,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Sequoia Adult School Scholars United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
California Indian Basketweavers Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Friends of Indian River County Library Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
The Nature Conservancy of California United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Youth Community Service, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Central Park Conservancy, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Iowa State University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 246,250

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13110 records found.