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 Countysort descending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Wilson Volunteer Fire Department Association Inc N/A WY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Hong Kong Charities N/A Hong Kong General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Bridges to Community Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Friends of Neve Shalom/Wahat Al-Salam N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Jazz at Lincoln Center Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Siyafunda Community Technology Center N/A South Africa Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Childrens Alopecia Project N/A PA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Henry E Huntington Library & Art Gallery N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 141,000
Scripps College N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 42,000
Amy Van Dyken Foundation N/A AZ United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
KIPP Comienza Community Prep N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Great Lakes Hemophilia Foundation, Inc. N/A WI United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Baylor University N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Arizona Animal Rescue Mission Inc N/A AZ United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Peel District School Board N/A ON Canada Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
University of the South Pacific N/A Vanuatu Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 434,200

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Wilson Volunteer Fire Department Association Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Hong Kong Charities N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Bridges to Community Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Friends of Neve Shalom/Wahat Al-Salam N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Jazz at Lincoln Center Inc N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Siyafunda Community Technology Center N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Childrens Alopecia Project N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Henry E Huntington Library & Art Gallery N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 141,000
Scripps College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 42,000
Amy Van Dyken Foundation N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
KIPP Comienza Community Prep N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Great Lakes Hemophilia Foundation, Inc. N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Baylor University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Arizona Animal Rescue Mission Inc N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Peel District School Board N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
University of the South Pacific N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 434,200

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Phoenix Holocaust Survivors Association AZ Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Raphael House of San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,400
Free at Last Community Recovery and Rehabilitation Services CA Health Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Springboard Collaborative PA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Community Services Agency CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lewis and Clark College OR Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Somos Mayfair Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Jazz House Kids Inc. NJ Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
US Lacrosse Inc MD Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Congregation Beth Am CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 350
Page SUM 282,800

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
National Math and Science Initiative Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 23,900
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,732
San Francisco Food Bank United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Loyola High School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Conservation International Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 4,000
University of Illinois at Chicago United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Redwood City Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 3,000
University of Maryland United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Truckee Church of the Mountains United Methodist Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Jimma University Ethiopia Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,500
LifeMoves United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
ASEAN Foundation Indonesia International Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Society of the Sacred Heart United States Province United States Religion/Spirituality Donor Advised 2018 250
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen United States Food Security Committee Advised 2018 3,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 200
FodevareBanken Denmark Denmark Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 217,082

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