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 Countysort descending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Lawrence University of Wisconsin N/A WI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of Puget Sound N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Polaris Project N/A DC United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trustees of Boston University N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Public Communicators Inc N/A CO United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Manzanar Committee N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 56,956
Defy Ventures Inc N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Shark Fund N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 900
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 65,000
One Nation Life Inc N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mi Familia Vota Education Fund N/A AZ United States Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Westlake Hills Elementary School Parent Faculty Association N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 507
Trustees of the Smith College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Forward Justice N/A NC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Mountainstar Family Relief Nursery N/A OR United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Urban Revival Inc. N/A MA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Windrider Institute Inc N/A ID United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
World Central Kitchen Incorporated N/A PA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
American Heart Association Inc N/A TX United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 1,433,663

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Lawrence University of Wisconsin N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of Puget Sound N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Polaris Project N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trustees of Boston University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Public Communicators Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Manzanar Committee N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Way Worldwide N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 56,956
Defy Ventures Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Shark Fund N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 900
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 65,000
One Nation Life Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mi Familia Vota Education Fund N/A Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Westlake Hills Elementary School Parent Faculty Association N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 507
Trustees of the Smith College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Forward Justice N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Mountainstar Family Relief Nursery N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Urban Revival Inc. N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Windrider Institute Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
World Central Kitchen Incorporated N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
American Heart Association Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 1,433,663

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Casa De Clara Catholic Worker CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bridge House CO Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Meor Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 5,400
Sacred Heart Community Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Carmelite Monastery of the Infant Jesus CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
The Institute for Middle East Understanding CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 400
Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur California Province CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
USA West Province, Society of Jesus CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Khan Academy Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Family Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Partnership for Children and Youth CA Education Donor Advised 2018 685
Playing at Learning CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Asilomar Microcomputer Workshop CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Open Philanthropy Project CA Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000,000
Blue Angels Foundation Inc FL Education Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 30,074,285

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Plan International USA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Notre Dame Preparatory School and Marist Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sustainable Markets Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Society of St Vincent de Paul United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Southern Oregon Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jackson Hole Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Salvation Army United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Boise State University Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Freedom Fwd United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wildlife Images Rehabilitation and Education Center United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco State University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Casa De Clara Catholic Worker United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bridge House United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Meor Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,400
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Page SUM 2,084,000

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13110 records found.