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 Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
National Center for Youth Law Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Matter of Trust, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Lewa Wildlife Conservancy USA N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Vanuatu National Statistics Office N/A Vanuatu Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Dev Color San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Call of the Sea Marin CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Digital Asia Hub N/A Hong Kong Donor Advised 2018 100,000
One Degree San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
United Way of Bengaluru N/A KA India General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
CareMessage San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
GiveWell San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Alter Global N/A IL United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Solar Fire Concentration Oy N/A Finland Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Evidence Action, Inc. N/A DC United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Virginia Tech N/A VA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
The UCLA Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
National Center for Youth Law Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Matter of Trust, Inc. San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Lewa Wildlife Conservancy USA N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Vanuatu National Statistics Office N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Dev Color San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Call of the Sea Marin Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Digital Asia Hub N/A Donor Advised 2018 100,000
One Degree San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
United Way of Bengaluru N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
CareMessage San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
GiveWell San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Alter Global N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Solar Fire Concentration Oy N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Evidence Action, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Virginia Tech N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
The UCLA Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
City Year, Inc. MA Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill NC Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Lava Mae CA Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Methow Conservancy WA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
National Foundation for the Ctrs for Disease Contr & Prevent GA Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Hidden Genius Project CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley CA Public Safety Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
ODC CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Sanergy, Inc. GA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
City of San Jose CA Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Call of the Sea CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Battery Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Massachusetts General Hospital MA Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
City of Redwood City CA Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Ceiba Public Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
National Center for Youth Law United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Matter of Trust, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Lewa Wildlife Conservancy USA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Vanuatu National Statistics Office Vanuatu Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Dev Color United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Call of the Sea United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Digital Asia Hub Hong Kong Donor Advised 2018 100,000
One Degree United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
United Way of Bengaluru India General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
CareMessage United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
GiveWell United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Alter Global United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Solar Fire Concentration Oy Finland Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Evidence Action, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Virginia Tech United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 2,000,000

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13110 records found.