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)
Austin Science Education Foundation N/A TX United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Social Impact Fund N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Public Laboratory for Open Technology and Science Inc N/A MA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 6,100
Academy for Social Purpose in Responsible Entertainment N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Oregon Food Bank, Inc. N/A OR United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
HIAS, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mississippi Center for Justice N/A MS United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
HFF Charitable Foundation N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Orange Countys United Way N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
One Acre Fund N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Kamukama Foundation N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Free Software Foundation Inc N/A MA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Georgia State University Foundation Inc N/A GA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 99,535
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Conflict Resolution Center of Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Prime Coalition, Inc. N/A MA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
12 Plus N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Join Hands ESL Inc N/A IL United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
International Justice Mission N/A DC United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Maisha Meds Inc N/A VA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 803,385

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Austin Science Education Foundation N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Social Impact Fund N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Public Laboratory for Open Technology and Science Inc N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 6,100
Academy for Social Purpose in Responsible Entertainment N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Oregon Food Bank, Inc. N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
HIAS, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mississippi Center for Justice N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
HFF Charitable Foundation N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Orange Countys United Way N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
One Acre Fund N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Kamukama Foundation N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Free Software Foundation Inc N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Georgia State University Foundation Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 99,535
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Conflict Resolution Center of Santa Cruz County N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Prime Coalition, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
12 Plus N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Join Hands ESL Inc N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
International Justice Mission N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Maisha Meds Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 803,385

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hawaii Leadership Forum HI Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
God's Company TX Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Latin American Youth Center, Inc. DC Donor Advised 2018 25,000
826 Valencia CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Congregation Beth Am CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Phoenix Holocaust Survivors Association AZ Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Raphael House of San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,400
Free at Last Community Recovery and Rehabilitation Services CA Health Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Springboard Collaborative PA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Community Services Agency CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lewis and Clark College OR Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Somos Mayfair Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 413,700

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Yonge Street Mission Canada Community Improvement Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
National Math and Science Initiative Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 22,671
University of Zurich Switzerland Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Faith in Action Bay Area United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
National Math and Science Initiative Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 23,900
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,732
San Francisco Food Bank United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Loyola High School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Conservation International Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 4,000
University of Illinois at Chicago United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Redwood City Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 3,000
University of Maryland United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Truckee Church of the Mountains United Methodist Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Jimma University Ethiopia Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,500
Page SUM 305,103

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13110 records found.