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 Type Yearsort descending Amount (USD)
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A MN United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Expression Church N/A TX United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,220
Students for Service Inc N/A NY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Northwestern University N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Yale University N/A CT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Los Gatos Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Gatepath San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Western Landowners Alliance N/A NM United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Thomas B Fordham Institute N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of Nottingham N/A England Education Donor Advised 2018 53,453
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
AchieveKids Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 200,198

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Yearsort descending Amount (USD)
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Expression Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,220
Students for Service Inc N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Northwestern University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Yale University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Los Gatos Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Gatepath San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Western Landowners Alliance N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Thomas B Fordham Institute N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of Nottingham N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 53,453
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
AchieveKids Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 200,198

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Yearsort descending Amount (USD)
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Joseph Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Squash On Track CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
National Multiple Sclerosis Society CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Nature Conservancy, Inc. VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Chinese Historical Society of America CA Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2018 6,862
The General Hospital Corporation MA Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
American India Foundation NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Adaptive Training Foundation TX Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Fashion Has Heart MI Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Vilcap, Inc. DC Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 450,000
Jasper Ridge Farm CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Malama Honua Public Charter School Foundation HI Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Regents of the University of California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,700
Page SUM 931,062

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Yearsort descending Amount (USD)
International Rescue Committee, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Expression Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,220
Students for Service Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Northwestern University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Los Gatos Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Gatepath United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Western Landowners Alliance United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Thomas B Fordham Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of Nottingham England Education Donor Advised 2018 53,453
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Abilities United United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
AchieveKids United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 200,198

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13110 records found.