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)
Equal Justice Initiative N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Heart Association Inc N/A TX United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Institute for Educational Advancement N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Palliative & Supportive Care of Nantucket Foundation, Inc. N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Conservacion Patagonica San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern Illinois University Foundation N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Family Supportive Housing Inc Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Dundee N/A Scotland Education Donor Advised 2018 227,200
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Lambs Players Theatre N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
South Evangelical Presbyterian Fellowship N/A CO United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Impact NW N/A OR United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 450
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Phillips Exeter Academy N/A NH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,500
International Council on Clean Transportation N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 361,400

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Northwestern University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Big Oak Ranch, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Douglas Mendel Cambodian Relief Fund N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 1,200
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Southern California N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Capital Area Immigrants' Rights Coalition N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 175,000
Congregation Kol Emeth Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 20,000
American Humanist Association N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of the Animal Shelter N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Village School N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Karolinska Institutet N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
HelpHopeLive Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Resource Area For Teaching Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Khan Academy, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Digital Asia Hub N/A Donor Advised 2018 100,000
St. Meinrad Arch Abbey N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 893,100

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
The UCLA Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Reproductive Rights Inc NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Rich May Foundation CA Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 2,850
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Comptroller DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. MN International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
International Justice Mission DC Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Telegraph Hill Neighborhood Association CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Media Mobilizing Project PA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 140,000
Housing California CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250,000
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Council on Teacher Quality DC Education Donor Advised 2018 335
Community Access to the Arts, Inc. MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Rogers Memorial Hospital Foundation, Inc. WI Health Donor Advised 2018 400
Hawaii Public Radio HI Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Digital Promise DC Education Donor Advised 2018 1,448,828
William J. Brennan Jr. Center for Justice, Inc. NY Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 3,311,913

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Kimet - Kuumba in Motion Expressing Transformation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Southern Oregon Friends of Hospice United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
B'Tselem United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Coastal Watershed Council United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Bellarmine College Preparatory United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 74,603
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
WNET United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jose Valdes Math Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Save the Children Federation Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 35,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Georgetown University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cornell University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
School of Arts and Culture at MHP United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 477,503

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