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 ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
GiveDirectly, Inc. N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 21,000
University of Illinois Foundation N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco AIDS Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,900,000
San Carlos Educational Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Chicago Community Foundation N/A IL United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 12,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Laurel School Parent Teacher Organization San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Boy Scouts of America Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Satyana Institute N/A CO United States Other Donor Advised 2018 12,500
The Stride Center Alameda CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
ORT America Inc N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Able Works San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
McCarthy Middle School PTO Inc N/A MA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Nike Animal Rescue Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Purdue Research Foundation N/A IN United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 3,031,350

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Food Bank of the Rockies N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Greater Chicago Food Depository N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Meals on Wheels People Inc N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Iowa State University Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Georgetown University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Amor Ministries Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Theiss Research N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Theiss Research N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
Theiss Research N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
Conversations du Monde N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Tahoe Nordic Search and Rescue Team Inc. PO Box 7703 N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Salvation Army N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Venice Arts N/A Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Yampa Valley Medical Center Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Karolinska Institutet N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
Page SUM 1,397,730

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
B'Tselem DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. MA Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Encounter Programs Incorporated NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Hand in Hand American Friends of Cntr for Jewish-Arab Edu in OR Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Leadership Roundtable Inc DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Sunday Friends Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Nantucket Preservation Trust, Inc. MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Triton Tech 6072 CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Amy Seiwert's Imagery CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trust for Public Land CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sun Valley Center for the Arts Inc ID Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sun Valley Summer Symphony, Inc. ID Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Charity Global Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 140,160
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 309,660

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
GiveDirectly, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Congregation Beth Am United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 21,000
University of Illinois Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco AIDS Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,900,000
San Carlos Educational Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Chicago Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 12,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Laurel School Parent Teacher Organization United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Boy Scouts of America United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Satyana Institute United States Other Donor Advised 2018 12,500
The Stride Center United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
ORT America Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Able Works United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Parks Foundation United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
McCarthy Middle School PTO Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Nike Animal Rescue Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Purdue Research Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 3,031,350

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13110 records found.