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 Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
CareMessage San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Land Trust Alliance Incorporated N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Institute for Agriculture & Trade Policy N/A MN United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PICO National Network Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 475
Wait List Zero Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Assist International, Inc. N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
VoteRiders N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Jewish Foundation for the Righteous, Inc. N/A NJ United States Donor Advised 2018 200
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Council of Chief State School Officers N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Rotary Foundation of Rotary International N/A IL United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Internet Archive San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
B Lab Company N/A PA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Page SUM 1,097,675

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13110 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
CareMessage San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Land Trust Alliance Incorporated N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Institute for Agriculture & Trade Policy N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PICO National Network Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 475
Wait List Zero Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Assist International, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
VoteRiders N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Jewish Foundation for the Righteous, Inc. N/A Donor Advised 2018 200
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Council of Chief State School Officers N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Rotary Foundation of Rotary International N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Internet Archive San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
B Lab Company N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Page SUM 1,097,675

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Costanoa Commons Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Children's Health Council, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Defenders of Wildlife DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals VA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
NAMI Santa Clara County CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Friedreichs Ataxia Research Alliance Fara PA Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American India Foundation NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
Marshall Project Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,656,000
Camp Kesem National CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
StarVista CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Friends of YOSAR, Inc. CA Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 2,039,550

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
CareMessage United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Land Trust Alliance Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Institute for Agriculture & Trade Policy United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PICO National Network United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 475
Wait List Zero United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Assist International, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
VoteRiders United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Jewish Foundation for the Righteous, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 200
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Council of Chief State School Officers United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Rotary Foundation of Rotary International United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Internet Archive United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
B Lab Company United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Page SUM 1,097,675

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13110 records found.