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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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)
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
The Education Trust N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 285,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Global Poverty Project, Inc. N/A NY United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Gold Coast Veterans Foundation N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Shine Global, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
VoteRiders N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 7,200,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Hope Hospice and Community Services, Inc. N/A FL United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Digital NEST N/A CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 223,920
Paradise Rotary Foundation N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Helmholtz Zentrum Munchen Deutsches Forschungszentrum fur N/A Germany Sciences Donor Advised 2018 175,295
Unbound N/A KS United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 960
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Snow Leopard Conservancy N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 9,872,975

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
The Education Trust N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 285,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Global Poverty Project, Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Gold Coast Veterans Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Shine Global, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
VoteRiders N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 7,200,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Hope Hospice and Community Services, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Digital NEST N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 223,920
Paradise Rotary Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Helmholtz Zentrum Munchen Deutsches Forschungszentrum fur N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 175,295
Unbound N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 960
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Snow Leopard Conservancy N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 9,872,975

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Khan Academy Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hastings-on-Hudson Fire Department NY Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Carnegie Foundation for Advancement Teaching W Coast Office CA Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Northwest Health Foundation II OR Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Give Back Yoga Foundation CO General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Kepler Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
FoodWhat Incorporated CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Notre Dame High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
San Jose Taiko Group Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 13,500
Community Development Corporation of Brownsville Inc TX Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
One Nation Life Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
ESF College Foundation Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
CorpsAfrica DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment and CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Kara CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Open Philanthropy Project CA Education Donor Advised 2018 835,000
Epiphany Lutheran Church CA Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sue Duncan Childrens Center Inc. IL Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 1,652,500

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
The Education Trust United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 285,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Global Poverty Project, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Gold Coast Veterans Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Shine Global, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
VoteRiders United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 7,200,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Hope Hospice and Community Services, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Digital NEST United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 223,920
Paradise Rotary Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Helmholtz Zentrum Munchen Deutsches Forschungszentrum fur Germany Sciences Donor Advised 2018 175,295
Unbound United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 960
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Snow Leopard Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 9,872,975

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13110 records found.