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)
University of Nevada Reno Foundation N/A NV United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Feminist Majority Foundation N/A VA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Project Heal - Help to Eat Accept & Live N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Doris Dillon School in Cambodia Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Desert Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sundance Institute N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,800
Wesleyan University N/A CT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A MI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Women's Foundation of California Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -2,500
Jewish Family & Children's Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Scholars Strategy Network N/A MA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Library Association of La Jolla N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Athena Academy Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 560,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
JDRF International San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,900
Page SUM 1,283,600

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
University of Nevada Reno Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Feminist Majority Foundation N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Project Heal - Help to Eat Accept & Live N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Doris Dillon School in Cambodia Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Desert Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sundance Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,800
Wesleyan University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Women's Foundation of California Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -2,500
Jewish Family & Children's Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Scholars Strategy Network N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Library Association of La Jolla N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Athena Academy Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 560,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
JDRF International San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,900
Page SUM 1,283,600

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
United Nations Foundation Inc DC General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Advanced Energy Economy Inc DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest and the Hawaiian I WA Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Los Altos Educational Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Church in the Canyon CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oberlin College OH Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pew Charitable Trusts PA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
The Institute for Middle East Understanding CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Phoenix Holocaust Survivors Association AZ Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
LGS Foundation NY Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Joint Venture Silicon Valley Network CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Friends of IDC NY Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Food Rescue US Inc CT Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Hollister Youth Alliance CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Oakland Lacrosse Club CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Page SUM 779,200

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
University of Nevada Reno Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Feminist Majority Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Project Heal - Help to Eat Accept & Live United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Doris Dillon School in Cambodia United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Desert Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sundance Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,800
Wesleyan University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Regents of the University of Michigan United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Women's Foundation of California United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -2,500
Jewish Family & Children's Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Scholars Strategy Network United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Library Association of La Jolla United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Athena Academy Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Applied Rationality United States Health Donor Advised 2018 560,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
JDRF International United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Bridge Program United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,900
Page SUM 1,283,600

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13110 records found.