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)
GivePower Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 838,000
Real Hope for Haiti N/A IN United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Sonoma Valley Teen Services N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc N/A DC United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,306
Asapbio San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 150,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cornell University N/A IA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Year Up Inc N/A MA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Refugee Transitions San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Ohio Campus Compact N/A OH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Community High School Foundation, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Central Texas Food Bank Inc N/A TX United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Marine Toys for Tots Foundation N/A VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Nevada Reno Foundation N/A NV United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Kiva Microfunds San Francisco CA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Ruling Our Experiences Inc N/A OH United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 133,000
Connect Community Charter School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,244,006

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Geoscience Education in Action N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 -5
Geoscience Education in Action N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 -4
Community Action Agency of Butte County Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Annunciation House Inc N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Education Leaders of Color Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Hope House N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Joseph Center N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
World Learning, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Newtown Foundation Inc. N/A Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 3,750
Park Avenue Synagogue N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Kilohana Kai N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Gandhigram Trust N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cougar Robotics, Inc N/A Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Charter Schools Consortium N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 142,891

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Dream Catchers Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
United Methodist Church of Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Center for Journalists Inc. DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Ivy Tech Foundation Inc IN Education Corporate Advised 2018 -640
San Francisco State University Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Casa De Clara Catholic Worker CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bridge House CO Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Meor Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 5,400
Sacred Heart Community Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Carmelite Monastery of the Infant Jesus CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
The Institute for Middle East Understanding CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 12,000
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
Page SUM 4,571,360

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
GivePower Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 838,000
Real Hope for Haiti United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Sonoma Valley Teen Services United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,306
Asapbio United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 150,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cornell University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Year Up Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Refugee Transitions United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Ohio Campus Compact United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Community High School Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Central Texas Food Bank Inc United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Marine Toys for Tots Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Nevada Reno Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Kiva Microfunds United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Samaritan House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Ruling Our Experiences Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 133,000
Connect Community Charter School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,244,006

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13110 records found.