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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Institute of Noetic Sciences Sonoma CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The School Garden Project of Lane County N/A OR United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Bank of America Charitable Gift Fund N/A MA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bay Area Gardeners Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Consultoría Técnica Comunitaria, A.C. N/A Mexico Community Development Donor Advised 2018 36,000
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops N/A DC United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Habitat for Humanity of the Greater Teton Area N/A WY United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Concentric Media San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
National Network of Abortion Funds N/A PA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Pacific Crest Trail Association N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Georgetown University N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Johns Hopkins University N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2018 62,400
School in the Square Public Charter School N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Live Oak Adult Day Services Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Bay Area Ministries, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750,000
DataKind N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 220,000
New Venture Fund N/A DC United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 78,000
Page SUM 1,595,800

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Institute of Noetic Sciences Sonoma Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The School Garden Project of Lane County N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Bank of America Charitable Gift Fund N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bay Area Gardeners Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Consultoría Técnica Comunitaria, A.C. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 36,000
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Habitat for Humanity of the Greater Teton Area N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Concentric Media San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
National Network of Abortion Funds N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Pacific Crest Trail Association N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Georgetown University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Johns Hopkins University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 62,400
School in the Square Public Charter School N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Live Oak Adult Day Services Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Bay Area Ministries, Inc. San Mateo Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750,000
DataKind N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 220,000
New Venture Fund N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 78,000
Page SUM 1,595,800

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Lake Tahoe Conservation Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Susan B. Anthony Elementary School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
World Assistance for Cambodia, Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 13,000
St Anthony Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
New Mexico Community Capital NM Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. MA International Development Donor Advised 2018 11,000
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Enloe Medical Center CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
AchieveKids CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Earthjustice CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Counseling and Support Services for Youth CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
National Audubon Society, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Muso Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 625
San Carlos Educational Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 265
Roca, Inc. MA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 302,540

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Institute of Noetic Sciences United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The School Garden Project of Lane County United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Bank of America Charitable Gift Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bay Area Gardeners Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Consultoría Técnica Comunitaria, A.C. Mexico Community Development Donor Advised 2018 36,000
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Habitat for Humanity of the Greater Teton Area United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Concentric Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
National Network of Abortion Funds United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Pacific Crest Trail Association United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Georgetown University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Johns Hopkins University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 62,400
School in the Square Public Charter School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Live Oak Adult Day Services United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Bay Area Ministries, Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750,000
DataKind United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 220,000
New Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 78,000
Page SUM 1,595,800

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13110 records found.