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)
Good Films Impact N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Vineyard Conservation Society Inc N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Grow Dat Youth Farm N/A LA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Harlem Children's Zone Inc N/A NY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500,000
William Marsh Rice University N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Hillel the Foundation For Jewish Campus Life Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 3,350
House of Compassion N/A IA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Ice911 Research Corporation San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250,000
International Rescue Committee Inc N/A MN United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Al Otro Lado Inc N/A CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Johns Hopkins University N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
American Academy of Dermatology, Inc. N/A IL United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Kepler Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 75,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Amherst College Trustees N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Arthritis Foundation, Inc. N/A GA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 1,942,050

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Good Films Impact N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Vineyard Conservation Society Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Grow Dat Youth Farm N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Harlem Children's Zone Inc N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500,000
William Marsh Rice University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Hillel the Foundation For Jewish Campus Life Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 3,350
House of Compassion N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Ice911 Research Corporation San Mateo Environment Donor Advised 2019 250,000
International Rescue Committee Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Al Otro Lado Inc N/A Immigration Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Johns Hopkins University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
American Academy of Dermatology, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Kepler Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 75,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Amherst College Trustees N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Arthritis Foundation, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 1,942,050

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
New America Foundation DC Sciences Donor Advised 2019 500
Occidental Arts and Ecology Center CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 750
18 Reasons CA Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Partnership for Public Service Inc DC Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,300
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Prison University Project, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 242,250

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Good Films Impact United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Vineyard Conservation Society Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
WeHOPE United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Grow Dat Youth Farm United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Harlem Children's Zone Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500,000
William Marsh Rice University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Hillel the Foundation For Jewish Campus Life United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 3,350
House of Compassion United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Ice911 Research Corporation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250,000
International Rescue Committee Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Al Otro Lado Inc United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Johns Hopkins University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
American Academy of Dermatology, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Kepler Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 75,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Across the Bridge Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Amherst College Trustees United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Arthritis Foundation, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 1,942,050

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13280 records found.