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 Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
HIAS, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
HOPE Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,026
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A MN United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Health Care Without Harm N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
National Wildlife Federation N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Opportunity Fund Community Development Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Martin Elementary San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Redwood City Police Activities League Inc San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,850
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Unamesa Association Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cabrillo Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
American Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Childrens Cancer Research Fund N/A MN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation N/A VA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Episcopal Relief and Development N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Page SUM 1,149,876

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Jewish Council for Public Affairs N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Yeshivah High School of Arizona N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Jewish World Service, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Marin Village Marin Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Plant It Forward Farms N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
California Clubhouse San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Diego Museum of Art N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
ReSurge International Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Willow Oaks Elementary School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of Union College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 150,000
100 Women Charitable Foundation, Inc. Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Campaign Against Living Miserably N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Childrens Cancer Research Fund N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 313,250

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Hood River County Education Foundation Inc OR Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Jewish Family & Childrens Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,500
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northern Nevada NV Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Nuru International CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 350,000
League of Women Voters of California Education Fund CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
KIPP Valiant Community Prep CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Reed Institute OR Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Kaua'i Museum Association Limited HI Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. MA International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Grist Magazine, Inc. WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 16,000
Evergreen State College Foundation WA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
UC Hastings Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Living Hope Community Church of Walnut Valley CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
South King County Food Coalition WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Alzheimers Disease Research Foundation MA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Hospital Chaplains Ministry of America CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,600
Page SUM 446,950

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Jewish Council for Public Affairs United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Yeshivah High School of Arizona United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Jewish World Service, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Marin Village United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Plant It Forward Farms United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
California Clubhouse United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Diego Museum of Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
ReSurge International United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Willow Oaks Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of Union College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 150,000
100 Women Charitable Foundation, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Campaign Against Living Miserably England Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Childrens Cancer Research Fund United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 313,250

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13110 records found.