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, and corporate 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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Brooklyn Community Bail Fund, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Civil Rights Corps N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 21,000
Midpeninsula Community Media Center Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Outdoor Outreach N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Italian Community Services San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Northwestern University N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Big Oak Ranch, Inc. N/A AL United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Douglas Mendel Cambodian Relief Fund N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,200
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MAH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Southern California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Capital Area Immigrants' Rights Coalition N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 175,000
Congregation Kol Emeth Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Mepkin Abbey Catholic Conference N/A SC United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The UCLA Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Friends of the Animal Shelter N/A OR United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. San Mateo CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Page SUM 1,015,850

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Brooklyn Community Bail Fund, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Civil Rights Corps N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 21,000
Midpeninsula Community Media Center Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Outdoor Outreach N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Italian Community Services San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
Mepkin Abbey Catholic Conference N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The UCLA Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Friends of the Animal Shelter N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. San Mateo International Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Page SUM 1,015,850

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Outdoor Outreach CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
All Five CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Berkeley Repertory Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
One Acre Fund NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Fordham University NY Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Trustees of Phillips Academy MA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Women Against Rape CA Donor Advised 2018 200
Bethel Church of Redding CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Project Open Hand CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
CALmatters CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Nike Animal Rescue Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Windward Fund DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Jackson Hole Land Trust WY Environment Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Hebrew Free Loan CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Yavneh Day School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 845,950

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Brooklyn Community Bail Fund, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Civil Rights Corps United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 21,000
Midpeninsula Community Media Center Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Outdoor Outreach United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boy Scouts of America United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Italian Community Services United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Northwestern University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Big Oak Ranch, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Douglas Mendel Cambodian Relief Fund United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Adolescent Counseling Services United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,200
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Southern California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Capital Area Immigrants' Rights Coalition United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 175,000
Congregation Kol Emeth United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Mepkin Abbey Catholic Conference United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Friends of the Animal Shelter United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Page SUM 1,015,850

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13110 records found.