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)
Resource Area For Teaching Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Housing Industry Foundation San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Catholic Relief Services, Inc. N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
HEAL Project San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Hawaii Community Foundation N/A HI United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 216,000
Sequoia Audubon Society, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Zen Hospice Project Inc San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Migration Policy Institute N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 6,250
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Trustees of Princeton University N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Placer County Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Root Capital, Inc. N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Innermost House Foundation N/A VA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 420,500

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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
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
Simprints N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Pratham USA N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 14,800,935

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Carmelite Monastery of the Infant Jesus CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Meor Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 5,400
Sacred Heart Community Service CA Human Services 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
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 400
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
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Peninsula Family Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Khan Academy Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
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
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Open Philanthropy Project CA Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000,000
Blue Angels Foundation Inc FL Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 32,064,285

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Resource Area For Teaching United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Housing Industry Foundation United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Catholic Relief Services, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
HEAL Project United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Hawaii Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 216,000
Sequoia Audubon Society, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Zen Hospice Project Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Migration Policy Institute United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 6,250
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Placer County Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Root Capital, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Innermost House Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 420,500

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13110 records found.