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 County State Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Gandhigram Trust N/A India Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill N/A NC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Goldsmiths, University of London N/A England Education Donor Advised 2019 47,660
Vinebranch Inc. N/A IL United States Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Grow Dat Youth Farm N/A LA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Harlem Children's Zone Inc N/A NY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
William Marsh Rice University N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. N/A MD United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 19,500
Hillel the Foundation for Jewish Campus Life N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Hospital for Special Surgery Fund, Inc. N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Ice911 Research Corporation San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Innovate Public Schools Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 25,000
International Rescue Committee Inc N/A MN United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Johns Hopkins University N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Kenyon College N/A OH United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 300
826 Valencia San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2019 800
Page SUM 2,064,960

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Gandhigram Trust N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Goldsmiths, University of London N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 47,660
Vinebranch Inc. N/A Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Grow Dat Youth Farm N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Harlem Children's Zone Inc N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
William Marsh Rice University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 19,500
Hillel the Foundation for Jewish Campus Life N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Hospital for Special Surgery Fund, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Ice911 Research Corporation San Mateo Environment Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Innovate Public Schools Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 25,000
International Rescue Committee Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Johns Hopkins University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Kenyon College N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 300
826 Valencia San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 800
Page SUM 2,064,960

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Trustees of Phillips Academy MA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
United Nations Foundation Inc DC General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 625
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Faith in Action Bay Area CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill NC Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
USAFA Endowment, Inc. CO Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Foundation for a College Education CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
West Edge Opera CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Gamaliel of California CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
GivePower Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Guide Dogs for the Blind, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Hawaiian Humane Society HI Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Historic Madison, Inc. IN Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Human Investment Project Inc CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Immigrant Legal Resource Center CA Immigration Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Page SUM 775,525

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Gandhigram Trust India Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Goldsmiths, University of London England Education Donor Advised 2019 47,660
Vinebranch Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000
WeHOPE United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Grow Dat Youth Farm United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Harlem Children's Zone Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
William Marsh Rice University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 19,500
Hillel the Foundation for Jewish Campus Life United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Hospital for Special Surgery Fund, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Ice911 Research Corporation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Innovate Public Schools United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 25,000
International Rescue Committee Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Johns Hopkins University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Kenyon College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 300
826 Valencia United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 800
Page SUM 2,064,960

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13280 records found.