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)
International Accelerated Missions, Inc. N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
American Diabetes Association Inc N/A VA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Make-A-Wish of Middle Tennessee, Inc. Contra Costa TN United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Callipeplon Society N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values N/A MA United States Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Narrative Magazine Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The Niskanen Center, Inc. N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A OR United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
We Care Solar Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
University of Nottingham N/A England Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tor Project Inc. N/A WA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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
FoodCorps, Inc. N/A OR United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Page SUM 1,816,200

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
St. Bernard Project, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
BRAC USA Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Chemists Without Borders Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
One World Children's Fund San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Phoenix Children's Hospital N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Spark Microgrants N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Women's Learning Partnership for Rights, Development & Peace N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 60,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
World Food Program USA N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Dream Corps Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Intermuseum Conservation Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 450
Page SUM 495,950

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
The UCLA Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Grand Teton National Park Foundation WY Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
East of the River Clergy Police Community Partnership Inc DC Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Samaritan House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology MA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Robert Cooper Audubon Society IN Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Berklee College of Music, Inc. MA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
That Man May See, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Nueva School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Growing Veterans WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Trustees for Harvard University MA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Teach for America, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Southern Illinois University Foundation IL Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
A Woman's Nation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Chan Zuckerberg Biohub, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 -20,000,000
California Federation of Womens Clubs CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
FWD.us Education Fund DC Education Donor Advised 2018 4,315,770
Page SUM -15,261,880

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
St. Bernard Project, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
BRAC USA Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Chemists Without Borders Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Jazz Organization United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
One World Children's Fund United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Phoenix Children's Hospital United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Spark Microgrants United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Women's Learning Partnership for Rights, Development & Peace United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 60,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Adolescent Counseling Services United States Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
World Food Program USA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Dream Corps United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Intermuseum Conservation Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 450
Page SUM 495,950

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13110 records found.