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)
Marine Science Institute San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trust for Public Land San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
International Sonoran Desert Alliance N/A AZ United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 27,000
Crisis Intervention Services N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Vision to Learn N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Netherland-America Foundation Incorporated N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Gogebic Community College Found N/A MI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Irvine Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Summit Preparatory Charter High School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Notre Dame de Namur University San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva N/A Uruguay Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Southern Methodist University N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
MomsRising Education Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Partners in Health N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,246,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Marine Science Institute San Mateo Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trust for Public Land San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
International Sonoran Desert Alliance N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 27,000
Crisis Intervention Services N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Vision to Learn N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Netherland-America Foundation Incorporated N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Gogebic Community College Found N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Irvine Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Summit Preparatory Charter High School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Notre Dame de Namur University San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Southern Methodist University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
MomsRising Education Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Partners in Health N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,246,000

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Dominican Sisters of Peace Inc OH Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
uAspire Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
HandsOn Bay Area CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Sovereign Order of St. John of Jerusalem Knights Hospitaller CA Other Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Fugees Family Inc GA Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Habitat for Humanity International, Inc. GA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Vassar College NY Education Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Concentric Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
BASIC Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Citizens For Conservation Inc IL Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy OK Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lutheran Church of Our Savior CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Friends of Huddart and Wunderlich Parks CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Ravenswood Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Covia Foundation CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
America Achieves Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 1,200,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Rosie the Riveter Tr CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600
Page SUM 1,624,600

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Marine Science Institute United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trust for Public Land United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
International Sonoran Desert Alliance United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 27,000
Crisis Intervention Services United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Vision to Learn United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Netherland-America Foundation Incorporated United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Gogebic Community College Found United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Irvine Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Summit Preparatory Charter High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Notre Dame de Namur University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva Uruguay Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Institute of Mathematics United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Southern Methodist University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
MomsRising Education Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Partners in Health United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,246,000

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13110 records found.