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 Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Foundation of the University at Presque Isle N/A ME United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Siskiyou Food Assistance Corporation N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Verified Voting Foundation N/A PA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,500
The Young Center for Immigrant Childrens Rights N/A IL United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Patrick's Seminary San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
FUSE Corps San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ace Charter School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,500
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Envision Education, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 85,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ramah in the Rockies N/A CO United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Every1 Can Work Marin VA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ministerio Internacional Rosa De Saron, Inc. N/A TX United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Monterey Church N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 50,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A MN United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Gathering 4 Gardner Inc N/A MI United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 1,768,100

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Foundation of the University at Presque Isle N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Siskiyou Food Assistance Corporation N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Verified Voting Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,500
The Young Center for Immigrant Childrens Rights N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Patrick's Seminary San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
FUSE Corps San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ace Charter School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,500
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Envision Education, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 85,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ramah in the Rockies N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Every1 Can Work Marin Other Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ministerio Internacional Rosa De Saron, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Monterey Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 50,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Gathering 4 Gardner Inc N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 1,768,100

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New Creation Home Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Institute of Mathematics CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Opera Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Room to Read CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Americans United for Separation of Church and State Inc DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Shades LLC DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Human Development and Children Foundation MD Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Chalkbeat, Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
PARS Equality Center CA Immigration Donor Advised 2018 17,500
KIPP Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 48,000
Conexion Training Inc GA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
KAM Family Foundation CA Other Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
United Ministries in Higher Education at Purdue University IN Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Battery Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Swarthmore College PA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Genesys Works Bay Area CA Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 568,300

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Foundation of the University at Presque Isle United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Siskiyou Food Assistance Corporation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Verified Voting Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,500
The Young Center for Immigrant Childrens Rights United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Patrick's Seminary United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
FUSE Corps United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ace Charter School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,500
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Envision Education, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
College Track United States Education Donor Advised 2018 85,000
WeHOPE United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ramah in the Rockies United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Every1 Can Work United States Other Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ministerio Internacional Rosa De Saron, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Monterey Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 50,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Gathering 4 Gardner Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 1,768,100

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13110 records found.