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, and corporate 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)
Goldman Sachs Philanthropy Fund N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 551,372
WeHOPE Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 110,000
Groundswell Fund San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 20,000
William Marsh Rice University N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2019 -1,000
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
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Innovate Public Schools Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 350,000
International Rescue Committee Inc N/A MN United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Johns Hopkins University N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Kenya Livestock Marketing Council N/A Kenya Community Development Donor Advised 2019 24,150
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Last Mile Health N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,250
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Martin Elementary San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Median Foundation Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 120,000
Mongabayorg Corporation San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500,000
National Alliance for Public Charter Schools N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Page SUM 2,762,272

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Goldman Sachs Philanthropy Fund N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 551,372
WeHOPE Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 110,000
Groundswell Fund San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 20,000
William Marsh Rice University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 -1,000
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
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Innovate Public Schools Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 350,000
International Rescue Committee Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Johns Hopkins University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Kenya Livestock Marketing Council N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 24,150
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Last Mile Health N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 1,250
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Martin Elementary San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Median Foundation Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2019 120,000
Mongabayorg Corporation San Mateo Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 500,000
National Alliance for Public Charter Schools N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Page SUM 2,762,272

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Immigrant Legal Resource Center CA Immigration Donor Advised 2019 9,000
Jewish Women's Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Justice In Motion, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 550
Korean American Community Services, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
La Cocina Inc. CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Leap Arts in Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Marin Agricultural Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Mercado Global, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Mission San Jose Rotary Foundation Inc. CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Mountain View Whisman School District CA Education Donor Advised 2019 17,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
National Osteoporosis Foundation VA Health Donor Advised 2019 250
New America Foundation DC Sciences Donor Advised 2019 100,000
OC International, Inc. CO Religion Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Palliative & Supportive Care of Nantucket Foundation, Inc. MA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Partnership for Los Angeles Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2019 18,700
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 201,750

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Goldman Sachs Philanthropy Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 551,372
WeHOPE United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 110,000
Groundswell Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 20,000
William Marsh Rice University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 -1,000
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
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Innovate Public Schools United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 350,000
International Rescue Committee Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Johns Hopkins University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Kenya Livestock Marketing Council Kenya Community Development Donor Advised 2019 24,150
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Last Mile Health United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,250
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Martin Elementary United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Median Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 120,000
Mongabayorg Corporation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500,000
National Alliance for Public Charter Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Page SUM 2,762,272

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13280 records found.