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 Countysort descending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Chung Wah Academy of New England Inc. N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
DonorsChoose.org N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 148,377
Trustees of Tufts College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
United Way of Northern California N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 250
Southern Oregon University Foundation N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,575
Makerere University N/A Uganda Education Corporate Advised 2018 11,000
Hope Enterprise Corporation N/A MS United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 13,700
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rise Against Hunger N/A NC United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 8,707
Coffee House Press Inc N/A MN United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Southwest Resource Centre Academy Support Centre (ASC) N/A Nigeria Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,000
Simprints N/A England Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
JA Worldwide Inc N/A MA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Trustees of Princeton University N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina Inc N/A NC United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
FWD.us Education Fund N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,065,789
Center for Law and Social Policy N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,800
California Institute of Technology N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Milwaukee Collegiate Academy Inc N/A WI United States Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 7,106,198

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Chung Wah Academy of New England Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
DonorsChoose.org N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 148,377
Trustees of Tufts College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
United Way of Northern California N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 250
Southern Oregon University Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,575
Makerere University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 11,000
Hope Enterprise Corporation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 13,700
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rise Against Hunger N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 8,707
Coffee House Press Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Southwest Resource Centre Academy Support Centre (ASC) N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,000
Simprints N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
JA Worldwide Inc N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Trustees of Princeton University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
FWD.us Education Fund N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 4,065,789
Center for Law and Social Policy N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,800
California Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Milwaukee Collegiate Academy Inc N/A Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 7,106,198

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Notre Dame Preparatory School and Marist Academy MI Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Charter Fund Inc CO Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000,000
Rainforest Alliance, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Court Appointed Special Advocates of Santa Cruz County CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
University of Detroit Mercy MI Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jackson Hole Land Trust WY Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Salvation Army OR Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Boise State University Foundation Inc ID Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Freedom Fwd CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wildlife Images Rehabilitation and Education Center OR Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco State University Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Casa De Clara Catholic Worker CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bridge House CO Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Meor Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 5,400
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
Page SUM 39,613,700

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Cutting Ball Theater United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Project HIRED United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Christian Community Foundation, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -50,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Entrepreneurial Scotland Foundation USA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Communities In Schools, Inc. United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Mountain View Los Altos High School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Nueva School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Girls Incorporated United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
My New Red Shoes United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
South Evangelical Presbyterian Fellowship United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Plan International USA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Notre Dame Preparatory School and Marist Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 236,000

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