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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Economic Policy Institute N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 700,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Literate Nation Us San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -500
Alpha Sigma Nu, Inc. N/A WI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Results for America N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,400,000
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Eastern Congo Initiative N/A DC United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
826 Valencia San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St Vincent de Paul Society N/A MO United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
Foundation for National Progress San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Carlmont Academic Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Daniel Webster Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Scholars San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Moms Against Poverty San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Results in Education Foundation N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 750,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Shriners Hospitals for Children N/A FL United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 3,033,150

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Economic Policy Institute N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 700,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Literate Nation Us San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 -500
Alpha Sigma Nu, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Results for America N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,400,000
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Eastern Congo Initiative N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
826 Valencia San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St Vincent de Paul Society N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
Foundation for National Progress San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Carlmont Academic Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Daniel Webster Elementary School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Scholars San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Moms Against Poverty San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Results in Education Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 750,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Shriners Hospitals for Children N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 3,033,150

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
World Radio Missionary Fellowship Inc CO Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Eden Reforestation Projects CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Junior State of America Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
National Film Preserve, Ltd. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,450
Lick-Wilmerding High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Cristo Rey San Jose High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
National Congress of Parents and Teachers VA Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
National Center for Youth Law CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Congregation Beth Am CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Saratoga Federated Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Kilgoris Project CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Hope for Life WA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Call to Justice CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 495,000
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tahoe-Pyramid Trail Inc. NV Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 938,100

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Economic Policy Institute United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 700,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Literate Nation Us United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -500
Alpha Sigma Nu, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Results for America United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,400,000
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Eastern Congo Initiative United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
826 Valencia United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St Vincent de Paul Society United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
Foundation for National Progress United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Carlmont Academic Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Daniel Webster Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Scholars United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Moms Against Poverty United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Results in Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 750,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Shriners Hospitals for Children United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 3,033,150

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13110 records found.