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)
State Voices N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Sunnyvale Presbyterian Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Benedictine Fathers of the Priory San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Teach For All Inc N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
The Bhutan Foundation N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 11,000
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Matriculate Inc N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Birch Rock Camp N/A ME United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Grateful Garment Project Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Mid-Peninsula Boys & Girls Club, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250
Desert Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Center for Constitutional Rights, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Kind, Inc. N/A DC United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Duke University N/A NC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Chalkbeat, Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,125
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 300
Page SUM 2,969,575

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
State Voices N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Sunnyvale Presbyterian Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Benedictine Fathers of the Priory San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Teach For All Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
The Bhutan Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 11,000
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Matriculate Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Birch Rock Camp N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Grateful Garment Project Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Mid-Peninsula Boys & Girls Club, Inc. San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250
Desert Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Center for Constitutional Rights, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Kind, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Duke University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Chalkbeat, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 3,125
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 300
Page SUM 2,969,575

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
ALS Therapy Development Foundation, Inc. MA Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Chalkbeat, Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Convoy of Hope MO Food Security Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Cristosal Inc. NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 500,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Loved Twice CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Marin Community Foundation CA Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2019 782,973
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
We Got Us Now Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Wildlife Conservation Society NY Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria CA Other Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 300
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
National Foundation for Celiac Awareness PA Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 1,688,523

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
State Voices United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Sunnyvale Presbyterian Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Benedictine Fathers of the Priory United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Teach For All Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
The Bhutan Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 11,000
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Matriculate Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Birch Rock Camp United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Grateful Garment Project United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Mid-Peninsula Boys & Girls Club, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250
Desert Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Center for Constitutional Rights, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Kind, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Duke University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Chalkbeat, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,125
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 300
Page SUM 2,969,575

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13280 records found.