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)
University of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mississippi Community Education Center N/A MS United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ising Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Art of Yoga Project Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Neighborhood House Inc. N/A OR United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
CuriOdyssey San Mateo CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500
New Teacher Center N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
City of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Aplastic Anemia & MDS International Foundation Inc N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Susan B. Anthony Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
World Assistance for Cambodia, Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wilderness Society San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 800
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 500
New Stories N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Mavericks Coastside Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 600,600

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
University of San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mississippi Community Education Center N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ising Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Art of Yoga Project Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Neighborhood House Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
CuriOdyssey San Mateo Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500
New Teacher Center N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
City of Redwood City San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Aplastic Anemia & MDS International Foundation Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Susan B. Anthony Elementary School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
World Assistance for Cambodia, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wilderness Society San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 800
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 500
New Stories N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Mavericks Coastside Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 600,600

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Mayan Families CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
EdBuild, Inc. NJ Sciences Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
FFWD CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Common Sense Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for a College Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 1,220,750

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
University of San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mississippi Community Education Center United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ising Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Art of Yoga Project United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Neighborhood House Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
CuriOdyssey United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500
New Teacher Center United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
City of Redwood City United States Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Teach for America, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Aplastic Anemia & MDS International Foundation Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Susan B. Anthony Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
World Assistance for Cambodia, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Adolescent Counseling Services United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wilderness Society United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 800
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 500
New Stories United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Mavericks Coastside Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Ballet Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 600,600

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13110 records found.