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, and corporate 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 Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Childfund International USA Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 9,823
Child Aid N/A OR United States Other Donor Advised 2018 450
Liberty in North Korea N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
CARE - Headquarters N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Joint Venture Silicon Valley Network Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Crystal Springs Uplands School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Freedom's Shield N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Austin Community Foundation for the Capital Area N/A TX United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
NC State Engineering Foundation, Inc. N/A NC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Moving Train Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas West Midwest Community Inc N/A NE United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 750
Valor Collegiate Academies N/A TN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,600,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Equitable Food Initiative N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 3,014,973

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Hindu American Foundation N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Marshall Project Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Parents for Public Schools Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas West Midwest Community Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pratham USA N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Simprints N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Project HOPE The People to People Health Foundation Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Drug Policy Alliance N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 -40,033
Page SUM 9,610,867

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Wildlife Images Rehabilitation and Education Center OR Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Boise State University Foundation Inc ID Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Casa De Clara Catholic Worker CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bridge House CO Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco State University Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Sacred Heart Community Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Carmelite Monastery of the Infant Jesus CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Meor Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 5,400
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
The Institute for Middle East Understanding CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 12,000
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
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Family Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Khan Academy Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
GiveWell CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 2,169,950

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Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Childfund International USA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 9,823
Child Aid United States Other Donor Advised 2018 450
Liberty in North Korea United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
CARE - Headquarters United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Joint Venture Silicon Valley Network United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Crystal Springs Uplands School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Freedom's Shield United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Austin Community Foundation for the Capital Area United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
NC State Engineering Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Moving Train Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas West Midwest Community Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 750
Valor Collegiate Academies United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,600,000
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Equitable Food Initiative United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 3,014,973

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13110 records found.