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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Jefferson Union High School District San Mateo CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 727
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
Latin Women in Action N/A IL United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2019 800
Living Jazz Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Maryknoll Sisters Charitable Tr N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 6,500
Medic Mobile, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 350
Methow Conservancy N/A WA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 100,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
All India Movement Aim for Seva Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
African American Community Service Agency Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
African American Community Services Agency Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
African Diaspora Network Santa Clara International Development Corporate Advised 2019 45,000
African Diaspora Network Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Adrian C. Wilcox High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Ace Charter School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,080
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Ace Charter School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 5,300
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Ace Charter School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 46,500
Ace Charter School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Ace Charter School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Ace Charter School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
Page SUM 311,230

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Jefferson Union High School District United States Education Committee Advised 2019 727
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
Latin Women in Action United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 800
Living Jazz United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Maryknoll Sisters Charitable Tr United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 6,500
Medic Mobile, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 350
Methow Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Page SUM 1,965,377

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13280 records found.