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 Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
University of Bern N/A Switzerland Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Operation Restoration N/A LA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 150,000
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A MN United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Chabad of Greater South Bay Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Good Food Institute, Inc. N/A DC United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 150,000
California Charter Schools Consortium N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Water Org Inc N/A MO United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Ross Valley Charter School Marin CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
1951 Coffee Company Alameda CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc N/A VA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Virginia New Majority Education Fund N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A DC United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications Associatio N/A VA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Page SUM 3,000,000

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13110 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
University of Bern N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Operation Restoration N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 150,000
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation San Francisco Education Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
The Nueva School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Chabad of Greater South Bay Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Good Food Institute, Inc. N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 150,000
California Charter Schools Consortium N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Water Org Inc N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Ross Valley Charter School Marin Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
1951 Coffee Company Alameda Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Virginia New Majority Education Fund N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A Environment Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications Associatio N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Page SUM 3,000,000

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 129,000
Johns Hopkins University MD Education Donor Advised 2018 127,600
Community Foundation Santa Cruz County CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 127,226
Bellarmine College Preparatory CA Education Donor Advised 2018 126,390
University of Southern California CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 126,049
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center TX Health Donor Advised 2018 125,111
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 125,000
PICO National Network CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Center for Advancing Women in Technology CA Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 125,000
Gideons Promise Inc GA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Rural Development Institute WA International Development Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Court Appointed Special Advocates of Santa Cruz County CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 125,000
State Voices DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Women in Cyber Security TN Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 125,000
Rudolf Steiner Foundation, Inc. CA Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Donor Advised 2018 125,000
University of Arizona Foundation AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Common Justice NY Sciences Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Fremont Unified School District CA Education Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Film Forum, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Hope Enterprise Corporation MS Community Development Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Page SUM 2,511,376

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
University of Bern Switzerland Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Operation Restoration United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 150,000
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
The Nueva School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Chabad of Greater South Bay United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Good Food Institute, Inc. United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 150,000
California Charter Schools Consortium United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Water Org Inc United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Ross Valley Charter School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
1951 Coffee Company United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Virginia New Majority Education Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications Associatio United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Page SUM 3,000,000

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13110 records found.