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 Countysort descending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A AB United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
University of Illinois Foundation N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Face Forward Inc N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,700,000
Geoscience Education in Action N/A ON Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 -5
Wilson Volunteer Fire Department Association Inc N/A WY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Hong Kong Charities N/A Hong Kong General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Purdue University N/A IN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Siyafunda Community Technology Center N/A South Africa Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Childrens Alopecia Project N/A PA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Journey Church on the Common N/A MA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated N/A MA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Asamblea de Pueblos Indigenas por la Soberania Alimentaria N/A Mexico Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Jewish Committee N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
JDRF International N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Third Sector New England, Inc. N/A MA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
American Heart Association Inc N/A TX United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Alter Global N/A IL United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Texas Democracy Foundation N/A TX United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Environmental Mutagenesis and Genomics Society EMGS N/A FL United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Page SUM 3,852,745

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
University of Illinois Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Face Forward Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,700,000
Geoscience Education in Action N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 -5
Wilson Volunteer Fire Department Association Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Hong Kong Charities N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Purdue University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Siyafunda Community Technology Center N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Childrens Alopecia Project N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Journey Church on the Common N/A Religion Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Asamblea de Pueblos Indigenas por la Soberania Alimentaria N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Jewish Committee N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
JDRF International N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Third Sector New England, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
American Heart Association Inc N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Alter Global N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Texas Democracy Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Environmental Mutagenesis and Genomics Society EMGS N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Page SUM 3,852,745

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Coffee House Press Inc MN Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
God's Company TX Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Hawaii Leadership Forum HI Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
826 Valencia CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Congregation Beth Am CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Latin American Youth Center, Inc. DC Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Raphael House of San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,400
Free at Last Community Recovery and Rehabilitation Services CA Health Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Phoenix Holocaust Survivors Association AZ Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Community Services Agency CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Springboard Collaborative PA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Lewis and Clark College OR Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Four-Eighteen Project CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Phu Dong Youth Foundation CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Eye to Eye, Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 450,450

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
United Way of the Columbia-Willamette United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 8,700
Singapore Children's Society Singapore Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 36,000
Judaism by Choice Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
March of Dimes Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for National Progress United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Alaska Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ruby Habitat Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Heart Association Inc United States Health Committee Advised 2018 2,000
She's the First Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
FOTC - SF Bay Area United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Assistance League of San Jose United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 3,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern California United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Instituto Familiar De La Raza United States Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Belay Global United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Family Supportive Housing Inc United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Ought Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Coffee House Press Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 421,400

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13110 records found.