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)
AmeriCares Foundation, Inc. N/A CT United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo-Foster City Community Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
The Exploratorium San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
UND Alumni Association and Foundation N/A ND United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Trustees of the Smith College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Peninsula College Fund San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Nepal Youth Foundation Marin CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Cove Human Services Inc. N/A MA United States Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Leadership Roundtable Inc N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Resources for Science Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Teach for America, Inc. N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,750,000
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Tipping Point Community San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The University of Tokyo N/A Japan Education Donor Advised 2018 4,600
Mountain View Los Altos High School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, Inc. N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Indivisible Civic Engagement Inc N/A DC United States Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Guide Dogs for the Blind, Inc. Marin CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 2,820,100

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
AmeriCares Foundation, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo-Foster City Community Education Foundation San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
The Exploratorium San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
UND Alumni Association and Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Trustees of the Smith College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Peninsula College Fund San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Nepal Youth Foundation Marin International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Cove Human Services Inc. N/A Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Leadership Roundtable Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Resources for Science Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Teach for America, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,750,000
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Tipping Point Community San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The University of Tokyo N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 4,600
Mountain View Los Altos High School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Indivisible Civic Engagement Inc N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Guide Dogs for the Blind, Inc. Marin Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 2,820,100

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Santa Fe Community Foundation NM General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 22,500
Feeding America DC Food Security Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Pro Publica, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Kilgoris Project CA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. FL Religion Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Don't Ever Give Up, Inc. NC Health Donor Advised 2018 157,500
Bay Area Outreach and Recreation Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 2,214,300

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
AmeriCares Foundation, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo-Foster City Community Education Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
The Exploratorium United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Community School of Music & Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
UND Alumni Association and Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Trustees of the Smith College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Peninsula College Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Nepal Youth Foundation United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Cove Human Services Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Leadership Roundtable Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Resources for Science United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Teach for America, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,750,000
Christmas in the Park United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Tipping Point Community United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The University of Tokyo Japan Education Donor Advised 2018 4,600
Mountain View Los Altos High School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Indivisible Civic Engagement Inc United States Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Guide Dogs for the Blind, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 2,820,100

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13110 records found.