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)
Alliance for Girls Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Lewa Wildlife Conservancy USA N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Media Matters for America N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
International Planned Parenthood Federation N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
ReSurge International Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Slow Food N/A Italy Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Safe Passages Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Best Buddies International, Inc. N/A FL United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Park Avenue Synagogue Inc N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 36,000
Northwestern University N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Wildland Firefighter Foundation N/A ID United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Reading Partners Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco SAFE, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300,000
World Central Kitchen Incorporated N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Airlink Inc N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Environmental Council Inc N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hadassah, The Women's Zionist Organization of America, Inc. N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,040,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Alliance for Girls Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Lewa Wildlife Conservancy USA N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Media Matters for America N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
International Planned Parenthood Federation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
ReSurge International Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Slow Food N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Safe Passages Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Best Buddies International, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Park Avenue Synagogue Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 36,000
Northwestern University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Wildland Firefighter Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Reading Partners Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco SAFE, Inc. San Francisco Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 300,000
World Central Kitchen Incorporated N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Airlink Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Environmental Council Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hadassah, The Women's Zionist Organization of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,040,000

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
UNIDOSUS DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Trust for Public Land CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 80,000
Pro Mujer, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Gatepath CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Yellowstone Forever WY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Mount Hermon Association, Inc. CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Mijente Support Committee AZ Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 155,000
Congregation Sinai of San Jose CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Way Worldwide VA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 147,775
Center for Educational Excellence in Alternative Settings DC Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections CA Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Common Justice NY Sciences Donor Advised 2018 450
Page SUM 1,434,275

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Alliance for Girls United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Lewa Wildlife Conservancy USA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Media Matters for America United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
International Planned Parenthood Federation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
ReSurge International United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Slow Food Italy Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Safe Passages United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Best Buddies International, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Park Avenue Synagogue Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 36,000
Northwestern University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Wildland Firefighter Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Reading Partners United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco SAFE, Inc. United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300,000
World Central Kitchen Incorporated United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Airlink Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Environmental Council Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hadassah, The Women's Zionist Organization of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,040,000

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13110 records found.