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)
American Federation of Teachers Educational Foundation N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Broad Institute, Inc. N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Vinebranch Inc. N/A IL United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Religions San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 7,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Holocaust Memorial Foundation of Illinois Inc. N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
International Documentary Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Nature Conservancy, Inc. N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
William Marsh Rice University N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Community Services Agency Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Immigration Council N/A PA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Mass Design Group N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Uncommon Knowledge and Achievement, Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 3,137,950

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
American Federation of Teachers Educational Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Broad Institute, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Vinebranch Inc. N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Religions San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 7,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Holocaust Memorial Foundation of Illinois Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
International Documentary Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Nature Conservancy, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
William Marsh Rice University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Immigration Council N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Mass Design Group N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Uncommon Knowledge and Achievement, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 3,137,950

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
National Council of Jewish Women Incorporated NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Equal Justice Initiative AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Karam Foundation NFP IL General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,175
Sponsors for Educational Opportunity Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Disaster Search Dog Foundation Inc CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Cincinnati OH Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Opera Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Community School of Music & Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Alum Rock Educational Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 6,748
Villanova University PA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The National Association for Urban Debate Leagues IL Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
New Conservatory CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
University of Hawaii Foundation HI General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
California Family Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
The Peace Education Fund MD International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,340,273

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