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)
Babson College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
MAZON, Inc. A Jewish Response to Hunger N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community School, Inc. N/A ID United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of YOSAR, Inc. N/A CA United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 200
Coalition for Clean Air N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 64,000
Playworks Education Energized N/A AZ United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Loyola High School of Los Angeles N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Bright Sky Ministry N/A OK United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Boise Public Schools Education Foundation Inc N/A ID United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Inn Between of Longmont Inc N/A CO United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 500
Drueding Center N/A PA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United States Association for UNHCR N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
University of Oregon Foundation N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Koloa Union United Church of Christ N/A HI United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill N/A NC United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project Inc N/A AZ United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 500
Rural Development Institute N/A WA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 125,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 3,344,200

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Babson College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
MAZON, Inc. A Jewish Response to Hunger N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community School, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of YOSAR, Inc. N/A Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 200
Coalition for Clean Air N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 64,000
Playworks Education Energized N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Loyola High School of Los Angeles N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Bright Sky Ministry N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Boise Public Schools Education Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Inn Between of Longmont Inc N/A Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 500
Drueding Center N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United States Association for UNHCR N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
University of Oregon Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Koloa Union United Church of Christ N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project Inc N/A Immigration Donor Advised 2018 500
Rural Development Institute N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 125,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 3,344,200

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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 400
Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur California Province CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
USA West Province, Society of Jesus CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Khan Academy Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Family Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Asilomar Microcomputer Workshop CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Partnership for Children and Youth CA Education Donor Advised 2018 685
Playing at Learning CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Center for International Environmental Law Inc. DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Luis A Ferre Foundation Inc. PR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Henry M. Gunn High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Pacific Wild Alliance WA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 122,235

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Charter Fund Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000,000
Rainforest Alliance, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Court Appointed Special Advocates of Santa Cruz County United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
University of Detroit Mercy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Center for Journalists Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Dream Catchers Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Life United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Ivy Tech Foundation Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 -640
Palo Alto History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Be Like Brit Foundation Inc United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Caminar United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Drexel University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Battery Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Junipero Serra High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
High-Tech High Heels United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 82,811
Page SUM 37,842,621

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13110 records found.