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)
Generation SERVE N/A TX United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American University of Iraq Foundation, Inc. N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Fordham University N/A NY United States Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Workers Defense Project Inc N/A TX United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
The Monastery of St. Gertrude N/A ID United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Fugees Family Inc N/A GA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
First Presbyterian Church of Burlingame San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sightsavers Inc N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Amici Lovaniensis Inc N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Canary Fund San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Exploratorium San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Camping & Education Foundation N/A OH United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Kenya HELP San Mateo CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Georgia Foundation N/A GA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 2,918,200

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Generation SERVE N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American University of Iraq Foundation, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Fordham University N/A Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Workers Defense Project Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
The Monastery of St. Gertrude N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Fugees Family Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
First Presbyterian Church of Burlingame San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sightsavers Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Amici Lovaniensis Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Canary Fund San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Exploratorium San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Camping & Education Foundation N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Kenya HELP San Mateo International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Georgia Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 2,918,200

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Freedom's Shield CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Youngstown Edison Incubator Corporation OH Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
City of San Jose CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,622
Foundation for National Progress CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 51,950
Generation Citizen Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Social Good Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Marine Toys for Tots Foundation VA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
St. Francis Center of Redwood City CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 83,383
Asian Pacific Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund Inc NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Gateways TX Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 310,000
United States Association for UNHCR DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology MA Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Family Connections CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Synapse School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Empowerment Works Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 5,874,855

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Generation SERVE United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American University of Iraq Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Fordham University United States Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Workers Defense Project Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
The Monastery of St. Gertrude United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Fugees Family Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
First Presbyterian Church of Burlingame United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sightsavers Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Amici Lovaniensis Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Canary Fund United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Exploratorium United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Camping & Education Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Kenya HELP United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Georgia Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 2,918,200

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13110 records found.