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)
Family Supportive Housing Inc Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Dundee N/A Scotland Education Donor Advised 2018 227,200
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Lambs Players Theatre N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
South Evangelical Presbyterian Fellowship N/A CO United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Impact NW N/A OR United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 450
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Phillips Exeter Academy N/A NH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,500
International Council on Clean Transportation N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Voter Participation Center N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Ball State University Foundation N/A IN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Free at Last Community Recovery and Rehabilitation Services San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Page SUM 609,050

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
China Dialogue Trust N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Dream City Mission Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Friends of Stevens Creek Trail Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Child and Family Research and Training Institute San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Tides Foundation San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Save the Blue San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
African Parks Foundation of America N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Mountain View Los Altos High School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 750
The UCLA Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Mercado Global, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Oakland Public Education Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Bay Area Biotechnology Education Consortium San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
San Francisco First Tee San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Church of the Nativity San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 700
Page SUM 314,400

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Emory University GA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,200,000
Free Speech for People Inc TX Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Healthy Minds Innovations Inc WI Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Spirit Rock Meditation Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Innocence Project, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Woodside High School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. MD Health Donor Advised 2018 500
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community School of Music & Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Shine Global, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 22,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 380,000
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center NY Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
WildAid, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 8,559,500

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Girl Geek Academy Australia Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Tech Girls Movement Foundation Ltd. Australia Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience Indigenous Corp. Australia Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Fitted for Work Australia Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Doxa Youth Foundation Australia Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 40,000

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