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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 32,485
United Way of Northern California N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
University of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Northwestern University N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
FWD.us Education Fund N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 9,171,963
National Bighorn Sheep Interpretive Association Inc N/A WY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Monterey Church N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Young Life N/A AZ United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Broad Institute, Inc. N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 175,000
Pacifica Environmental Family San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
JDRF International San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 400
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Elks National Foundation, Inc. N/A IL United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Foundation for Financial Planning, Inc. N/A DC United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Challenger Middle School N/A CO United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,436
Page SUM 11,610,734

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Project HOPE The People to People Health Foundation Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Drug Policy Alliance N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 -40,033
Malaria Consortium N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 26,600,000
Pertubuhan Pelindung Dan Penyelamat Kanak-Kanak Selangor Dan N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Shri Radhika Center for Education, Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
National Osteoporosis Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Negro College Fund, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
American Federation of Teachers Educational Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Broad Institute, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 656,035
Carnegie Mellon University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Deans for Impact N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Jefferson Education Exchange Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Solutions Journalism Network Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 624,000
The University of Texas at Austin N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
University of Florida N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Page SUM 38,875,702

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sacred Heart Community Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Carmelite Monastery of the Infant Jesus CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
The Institute for Middle East Understanding CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 400
Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur California Province CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
USA West Province, Society of Jesus CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Khan Academy Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Family Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Partnership for Children and Youth CA Education Donor Advised 2018 685
Playing at Learning CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Asilomar Microcomputer Workshop CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Center for International Environmental Law Inc. DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Theiss Research CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
Amor Ministries Inc. CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 96,795

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Nueva School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 32,485
United Way of Northern California United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
University of San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Northwestern University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
FWD.us Education Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 9,171,963
National Bighorn Sheep Interpretive Association Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
WeHOPE United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Monterey Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Young Life United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Broad Institute, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 175,000
Pacifica Environmental Family United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
JDRF International United States Health Donor Advised 2018 400
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Elks National Foundation, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Sustainable Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Foundation for Financial Planning, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Challenger Middle School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,436
Page SUM 11,610,734

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13110 records found.