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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Sri Sarveshwari Samooh Sonoma CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Texas Inmate Families Association N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 42,000
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,400
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The San Francisco Housing Accelerator Fund San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
The Voter Participation Center N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Trustees of Dartmouth College N/A NH United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
United Way of Northern California N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Humane Society of the United States N/A DC United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Alliance for Middle East Peace Inc N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
International Documentary Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 150,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 24,750
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 10,775
Kansas University Endowment Association N/A KS United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Anti-Recidivism Coalition N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Learning and Loving Education Center Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Page SUM 2,779,125

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Sri Sarveshwari Samooh Sonoma Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Texas Inmate Families Association N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 42,000
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,400
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The San Francisco Housing Accelerator Fund San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
The Voter Participation Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Trustees of Dartmouth College N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
United Way of Northern California N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Humane Society of the United States N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Alliance for Middle East Peace Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
International Documentary Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 150,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2019 24,750
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 10,775
Kansas University Endowment Association N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Anti-Recidivism Coalition N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Learning and Loving Education Center Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Alma College MI Higher Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
John Burroughs School MO Education Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Kelly S Brush Foundation VT Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
American Leadership Forum CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive AZ Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Lumos Foundation USA Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Massachusetts Institute of Technology MA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center MD Health Donor Advised 2019 711,536
Michael J. Fox Foundation For Parkinson's Research MD Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Battery Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 100,000
New Schools Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Northwestern University IL Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Best Buddies International, Inc. FL Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 65,000
Okizu Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Page SUM 1,250,536

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Sri Sarveshwari Samooh United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Texas Inmate Families Association United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 42,000
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,400
The Nature Conservancy of California United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The San Francisco Housing Accelerator Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
The Voter Participation Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Tides Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Trustees of Dartmouth College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
United Way of Northern California United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Humane Society of the United States United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Alliance for Middle East Peace Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 150,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
American Institute of Mathematics United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 24,750
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 10,775
Kansas University Endowment Association United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Anti-Recidivism Coalition United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Learning and Loving Education Center United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Page SUM 2,779,125

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13280 records found.