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)
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
The Leverage Network Inc. N/A IL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,500
The Salvation Army San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 300
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The UMASS Memorial Foundation Inc N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 605,975
Tibetan Nuns Project N/A WA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
FJC N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
United States Committee Sports for Israel, Inc. N/A PA United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 4,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Friends of Idaho Public Television Inc N/A ID United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Game Changers Foundation Inc N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 50,000
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill N/A NC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Goldman Sachs Philanthropy Fund N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 551,372
WeHOPE Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 110,000
Groundswell Fund San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 20,000
William Marsh Rice University N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2019 -1,000
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. N/A MD United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 19,500
Hillel the Foundation for Jewish Campus Life N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 1,470,847

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
The Leverage Network Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,500
The Salvation Army San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2019 300
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The UMASS Memorial Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 605,975
Tibetan Nuns Project N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
FJC N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
United States Committee Sports for Israel, Inc. N/A Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 4,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Friends of Idaho Public Television Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Game Changers Foundation Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 50,000
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Goldman Sachs Philanthropy Fund N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 551,372
WeHOPE Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 110,000
Groundswell Fund San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 20,000
William Marsh Rice University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 -1,000
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 19,500
Hillel the Foundation for Jewish Campus Life N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 1,470,847

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Good Food Institute, Inc. DC Food Security Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Guide Dogs for the Blind, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Hawaii Public Radio HI Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 300
Historic Cherry Hill NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Human Investment Project Inc CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Immigrant Legal Resource Center CA Immigration Donor Advised 2019 9,000
Jewish Women's Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Justice In Motion, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 550
Korean American Community Services, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
La Cocina Inc. CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Leap Arts in Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Marin Agricultural Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Mercado Global, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Mission San Jose Rotary Foundation Inc. CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Mountain View Whisman School District CA Education Donor Advised 2019 17,000
Page SUM 249,350

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Downtown Streets, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
The Leverage Network Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,500
The Salvation Army United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 300
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The UMASS Memorial Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 605,975
Tibetan Nuns Project United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
FJC United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
United States Committee Sports for Israel, Inc. United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 4,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Friends of Idaho Public Television Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Game Changers Foundation Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 50,000
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Goldman Sachs Philanthropy Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 551,372
WeHOPE United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 110,000
Groundswell Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 20,000
William Marsh Rice University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 -1,000
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 19,500
Hillel the Foundation for Jewish Campus Life United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 1,470,847

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13280 records found.