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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Orphans Africa N/A WA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Greater Houston Community Foundation N/A TX United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
There With Care of the Bay Area San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,500
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Salesian Boys Club, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Kirkwood Ski Education Foundation N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,320
Social Justice Collaborative Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
PATH N/A WA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Mrelief N/A IL United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Para Los Ninos N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA N/A MA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 1,200
University of Hawaii N/A HI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 116,853
Children International N/A MO United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,115
California Fire Foundation N/A CA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 -500
University of Washington N/A WA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 309,988

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
American Federation of Teachers Educational Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Broad Institute, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 656,035
Carnegie Mellon University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Deans for Impact N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Jefferson Education Exchange Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Solutions Journalism Network Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 624,000
The University of Texas at Austin N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
University of Florida N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
University of Utah N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Clark University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Reno Rodeo Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Northern N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
National Mentoring Partnership Incorporated N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 8,045
Episcopal Church in the Diocese of El Camino Real N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Financial Planning, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Magic Wheelchair N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Smile Train, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 14,818,580

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Rape Trauma Services CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tahoe Nordic Search and Rescue Team Inc. PO Box 7703 CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Food Bank of the Rockies CO Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Salvation Army OR Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Greater Chicago Food Depository IL Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Yampa Valley Medical Center Foundation CO Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Meals on Wheels People Inc OR Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Venice Arts CA Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Food Bank Contra Costa and Solano CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Iowa State University Foundation IA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Mozilla Foundation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Lamplighters Music Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Hospital for Hope India, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 205,700

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Orphans Africa United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Greater Houston Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
There With Care of the Bay Area United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,500
Foundation for a College Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Salesian Boys Club, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Kirkwood Ski Education Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,320
Social Justice Collaborative United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
PATH United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Mrelief United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Para Los Ninos United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 1,200
University of Hawaii United States Education Donor Advised 2018 116,853
Children International United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,115
California Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul of San Mateo County United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 -500
University of Washington United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Family Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 309,988

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13110 records found.