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 descending Year Amount (USD)
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 39,400
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Caminar San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Epic Transitions San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Episcopal Community Services of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Flti N/A AR United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
City Arts and Lectures, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Breast Cancer Action San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 625
New Venture Fund N/A DC United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Fair Oaks Community Center of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
CALmatters N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Business Executives for National Security N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
KIPP Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 48,000
Cole Community Church, Inc. N/A ID United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Ella Baker Center for Human Rights in California Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Aspire Public Schools San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 3,372,625

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 39,400
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Caminar San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Epic Transitions San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Episcopal Community Services of San Francisco San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Flti N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
City Arts and Lectures, Inc. San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Breast Cancer Action San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 625
New Venture Fund N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Fair Oaks Community Center of Redwood City San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
CALmatters N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Business Executives for National Security N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
KIPP Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 48,000
Cole Community Church, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Ella Baker Center for Human Rights in California Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Aspire Public Schools San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 3,372,625

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology MA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,700,000
Clark University MA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Roy Gomm Elementary School NV Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Justice In Motion, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
How Far Foundation Incorporated GA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mission High Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Holocaust Memorial Foundation of Illinois Inc. IL Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Donnell-Kay Foundation Inc CO General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con VA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
The Courage Campaign Institute CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Electronic Privacy Information Center DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
WeHOPE CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Fit Kids Foundation Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Committee for Green Foothills CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Unity Care Group CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
International Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Homeless Garden Project CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 40,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 3,726,300

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 39,400
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Caminar United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Epic Transitions United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Episcopal Community Services of San Francisco United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Flti United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
City Arts and Lectures, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Breast Cancer Action United States Health Donor Advised 2018 625
New Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Fair Oaks Community Center of Redwood City United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
CALmatters United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Business Executives for National Security United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
KIPP Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 48,000
Cole Community Church, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Ella Baker Center for Human Rights in California United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Aspire Public Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 3,372,625

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13110 records found.