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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Autism Science Foundation N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Gordon Research Conferences N/A RI United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Economic Policy Institute N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 700,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Literate Nation Us San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -500
Alpha Sigma Nu, Inc. N/A WI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Results for America N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,400,000
Aim High for High School San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Eastern Congo Initiative N/A DC United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
826 Valencia San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St Vincent de Paul Society N/A MO United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
Foundation for National Progress San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Carlmont Academic Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Daniel Webster Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Scholars San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Moms Against Poverty San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 2,282,300

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Trustees of Tufts College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 400
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 400
New Teacher Center N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,875
The Tau Beta Pi Association, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Trustees of Princeton University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Unitarian Universalist Justice Ministry of California N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Unitarian Universalist Service Committee Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sisters Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Monroe Mich N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of Reservations N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 380
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 420
JDRF International N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mosaic Family Services Inc N/A Other Corporate Advised 2018 9,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Cove Human Services Inc. N/A Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Gary Sinise Foundation N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 10,600
Page SUM 53,375

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Nantucket Boys & Girls Club, Inc. MA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Maryknoll Sisters Charitable Tr NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,300
Sempervirens Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Nantucket Conservation Foundation, Inc. MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Tucson Wildlife Center AZ Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,650
South County Community Health Center Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Nantucket Maria Mitchell Association MA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. MN International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Trustees of the Smith College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Nantucket Sustainable Development Corporation MA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Morgan Autism Center CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Turtle Island Restoration Network CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
USA West Province, Society of Jesus CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 20,000
The Saturday Center for Psychotherapy and Training CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Villa Siena Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 315,700

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Autism Science Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Gordon Research Conferences United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Economic Policy Institute United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 700,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Literate Nation Us United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -500
Alpha Sigma Nu, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Results for America United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,400,000
Aim High for High School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Eastern Congo Initiative United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
826 Valencia United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St Vincent de Paul Society United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
Foundation for National Progress United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Carlmont Academic Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Daniel Webster Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Scholars United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Moms Against Poverty United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 2,282,300

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13110 records found.