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)
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Shalom Hartman Institute of North America N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
All Five San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 380
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Austin Film Society N/A TX United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The City Well United Methodist Church N/A NC United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Khan Academy Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Lewis and Clark College N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
High Fives Non-Profit Foundation N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Big Life Foundation USA N/A WA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Cancer CAREpoint Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Malaria Consortium N/A England Health Donor Advised 2018 26,600,000
Weed Friends of the Library N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Generation Citizen Inc N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 24,500
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mercy for Animals N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 160,000
Page SUM 27,117,380

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Philanthropy Workshop Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services, Inc. N/A Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Common Market Philadelphia Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Treepeople Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jesuit Worldwide Learning Higher Education at the Margins US N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Spirit Series, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 495,000
Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Children International N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 11,904
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Jewish Family & Children's Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Dome of Hope Organization Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
William Marsh Rice University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Delta San Francisco-Peninsula Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Carter Center, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Congregation Etz Chayim Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The UCLA Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 -500,000
Page SUM 288,054

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
National Public Radio, Inc. MD Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Social Impact Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Mavericks Coastside Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,262
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Young Mens Christian Association of the East Bay CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Donnell-Kay Foundation Inc CO General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Colorado Education Initiative CO Education Donor Advised 2018 226,580
Cristo Rey San Jose High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Instituto Laboral De La Raza CA Donor Advised 2018 200
VoteRiders CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Shriners Hospitals for Children FL Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
St Josephs Family Center CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Community Initiatives CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Leadership Forum CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Charitable VA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,602,742

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Philanthropy Workshop Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Common Market Philadelphia Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Treepeople Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jesuit Worldwide Learning Higher Education at the Margins US United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Spirit Series, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 495,000
Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Children International United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 11,904
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid England Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Jewish Family & Children's Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Dome of Hope Organization Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
William Marsh Rice University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Delta San Francisco-Peninsula Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Carter Center, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Congregation Etz Chayim United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -500,000
Page SUM 288,054

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13110 records found.