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)
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Georgetown University N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Children International N/A MO United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,950
Clayton Valley Charter High School Contra Costa CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Miami N/A FL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The UCLA Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
League of Women Voters South San Mateo County Education Fund San Mateo CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Protect Our Defenders Foundation N/A VA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, Inc. N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kristi Yamaguchi's Always Dream Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. N/A MD United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Bolinas Community, Inc. N/A CA United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 5,763
Partners in Health N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Caminar San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 40,327
San Francisco University High School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
International Council on Monuments and Sites N/A France Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 95,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Georgetown University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Children International N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,950
Clayton Valley Charter High School Contra Costa Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Miami N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The UCLA Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
League of Women Voters South San Mateo County Education Fund San Mateo Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Protect Our Defenders Foundation N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kristi Yamaguchi's Always Dream Foundation Contra Costa Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. N/A Immigration Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Bolinas Community, Inc. N/A Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 5,763
Partners in Health N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Caminar San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 40,327
San Francisco University High School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
International Council on Monuments and Sites N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 95,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition CO Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. FL Other Donor Advised 2018 7,200
University of the Pacific CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Santa Barbara Sheng Zhen Society CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Delta Upsilon Educational Foundation, Inc. IN Education Donor Advised 2018 16,000
Placer Family Housing Non-Profit Organization CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Music for Minors Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Nutrition Coalition DC Food Security Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Carmel Ideas Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory CA Education Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Gordon Research Conferences RI Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition CO Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 17,000
Boy Scouts of America CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Los Altos Educational Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Notre Dame de Namur University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 391,700

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
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
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Children International United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,950
Clayton Valley Charter High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Miami United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
League of Women Voters South San Mateo County Education Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Protect Our Defenders Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kristi Yamaguchi's Always Dream Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Bolinas Community, Inc. United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 5,763
Partners in Health United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Caminar United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 40,327
San Francisco University High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
International Council on Monuments and Sites France Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 95,000
Page SUM 266,740

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13110 records found.