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)
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Good Food Institute, Inc. N/A DC United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Congregation Kol Emeth Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,322
Womens Refugee Commission, Inc. N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 150,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A MN United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Hollister Youth Alliance N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The University of Texas at Austin N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Holy Angels School San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 85,000
Canyon Oaks Youth Center San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rosie the Riveter Tr Contra Costa CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600
Pangea Legal Services San Francisco CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Eddy House N/A NV United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Junipero Serra High School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Good Food Institute, Inc. N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Congregation Kol Emeth Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,322
Womens Refugee Commission, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 150,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Hollister Youth Alliance N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The University of Texas at Austin N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Holy Angels School San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 85,000
Canyon Oaks Youth Center San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rosie the Riveter Tr Contra Costa Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600
Pangea Legal Services San Francisco Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Eddy House N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Junipero Serra High School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Page SUM 770,797

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Bible Church, Inc. CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,600
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania PA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,712,500
New York Genome Center Inc NY Health Donor Advised 2018 157,402
The Justice & Diversity Center of the Bar Assoc. of SF CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200,000
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. MD Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,500
New York Fellowship, Inc. NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
Society of St. Vincent De Paul of San Mateo County CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jose Valdes Math Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 125,000
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 800,000
Trinity Christian College Association IL Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Montana Congress of Parents Teachers Students MT Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Harlem School of the Arts, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 4,073,177

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Good Food Institute, Inc. United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Congregation Kol Emeth United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,322
Womens Refugee Commission, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 150,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Hollister Youth Alliance United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The University of Texas at Austin United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Holy Angels School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 85,000
Canyon Oaks Youth Center United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rosie the Riveter Tr United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600
Pangea Legal Services United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Eddy House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Junipero Serra High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Page SUM 770,797

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13110 records found.