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 descending Year Amount (USD)
Family House, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Friends School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Utah Film Center N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Evergreen State College Foundation N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ohio Wesleyan University N/A OH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Carnegie Mellon University N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -246,000
Nantucket Book Foundation Inc. N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Health Trust Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Innocence Project, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Westgate Community Bible Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 7,500
University of the Pacific N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Corporation of Gonzaga University N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Christian Relief Fund N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 840
City of Hope N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM -51,110

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Family House, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Friends School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Utah Film Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Evergreen State College Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ohio Wesleyan University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Carnegie Mellon University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 -246,000
Nantucket Book Foundation Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Health Trust Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Innocence Project, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Westgate Community Bible Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 7,500
University of the Pacific N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Corporation of Gonzaga University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Christian Relief Fund N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 840
City of Hope N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Southern California Equestrian Sports CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,800
Instituto Familiar De La Raza CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Chicago Freedom School IL Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 121,000
Aim High for High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York NY Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 400
BASIC Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 256,000
Dogma Animal Rescue Inc. CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,250
New Conservatory CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Eastern Congo Initiative DC Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Hillsborough Beautification Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
National Association of City Transportation Officials Inc NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 6,250
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hunter College Foundation, Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Mateo High School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 800
Page SUM 516,800

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Family House, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Friends School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Utah Film Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Evergreen State College Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ohio Wesleyan University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Carnegie Mellon University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -246,000
Nantucket Book Foundation Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Health Trust United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Innocence Project, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Teach for America, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Westgate Community Bible Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 7,500
University of the Pacific United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Corporation of Gonzaga University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Christian Relief Fund United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 840
City of Hope United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
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13110 records found.