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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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)
Upstream Policy Institute Inc. N/A ME United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Liberty in North Korea N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
CARE - Headquarters N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Trustees of Princeton University N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
826 Valencia San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas West Midwest Community Inc N/A NE United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 750
Howard University N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Family Connections San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Equitable Food Initiative N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Saratoga Federated Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A GA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Society for Technology in Education N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2018 720,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Conservation Corps Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Alliance for Girls Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Lewa Wildlife Conservancy USA N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 1,138,700

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Upstream Policy Institute Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Liberty in North Korea N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
CARE - Headquarters N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Trustees of Princeton University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
826 Valencia San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas West Midwest Community Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 750
Howard University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Family Connections San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Equitable Food Initiative N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Saratoga Federated Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Society for Technology in Education N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 720,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Conservation Corps Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Alliance for Girls Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Lewa Wildlife Conservancy USA N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 1,138,700

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Hunger at Home CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Skid Row Housing Trust CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for Farmworker Families CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sunday Assembly Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Just Read CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 212,500
Pursuit of Excellence CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Eagle Ranch Inc GA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Institute of Mathematics CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Bayshore Christian Ministries CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Colorado College TH CO Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Alliance on Aging Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Nine Lives Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
First Presbyterian Church of Burlingame CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Belle Air Elementary School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 3,429,800

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Upstream Policy Institute Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Liberty in North Korea United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
CARE - Headquarters United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
826 Valencia United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas West Midwest Community Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 750
Howard University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Family Connections United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Equitable Food Initiative United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Saratoga Federated Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Society for Technology in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 720,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Conservation Corps United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Alliance for Girls United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Lewa Wildlife Conservancy USA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 1,138,700

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13110 records found.