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)
Saratoga Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services, Inc. N/A NY United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Children's Day School Inc San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Association for Computing Machinery N/A NY United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Harker School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Share Our Strength Inc N/A MD United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Portola Valley Schools Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Santa Clara County Open Space Authority Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 400
Solidago Foundation N/A MA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
The UCLA Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
StarVista San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 2,466,150

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Pertubuhan Pelindung Dan Penyelamat Kanak-Kanak Selangor Dan N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Shri Radhika Center for Education, Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
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
University of Utah N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Clark University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Hindu American Foundation N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Marshall Project Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 14,811,835

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Southern Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Bridge House CO Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
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
Carmelite Monastery of the Infant Jesus CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Meor Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 5,400
Sacred Heart Community Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur California Province CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
Lamplighters Music Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Hospital for Hope India, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Music in the Schools Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 2,075,400

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Saratoga Education Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Social Good Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Children's Day School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Association for Computing Machinery United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Harker School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Share Our Strength Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
KIPP Bay Area Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Portola Valley Schools Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Santa Clara County Open Space Authority United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 400
Solidago Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
StarVista United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 2,466,150

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13110 records found.