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)
Cornell University N/A IA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Youngstown Edison Incubator Corporation N/A OH United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New America Foundation N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 300,000
World Affairs Council of Northern California San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
CorpsAfrica N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
School of Choice Education Organization N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 675,000
The Courage Campaign Institute N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lane College N/A TN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Trustees of Phillips Academy N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Institute for Humane Studies N/A VA United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Development Corporation of Brownsville Inc N/A TX United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Martime National Park Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bullis-Purissima Elementary School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,784,500

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Cornell University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Youngstown Edison Incubator Corporation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New America Foundation N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 300,000
World Affairs Council of Northern California San Francisco International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
CorpsAfrica N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
School of Choice Education Organization N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 675,000
The Courage Campaign Institute N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lane College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Trustees of Phillips Academy N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Institute for Humane Studies N/A Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Development Corporation of Brownsville Inc N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Martime National Park Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bullis-Purissima Elementary School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,784,500

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
North of Market Tenderloin Community Benefit Corporation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Ithaca College NY Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Conservative Union Foundation VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 958,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Prime Coalition, Inc. MA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
New Friends New Life TX Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Council on American-Islamic Relations California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 16,000
Common Justice NY Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,650
United Way of the Bay Area CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Pacific Crest Trail Association CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Samaritan House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Heart Association Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Salvation Army OR Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Women Donors Network CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Morning Glory Montessori School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 2,574,650

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Cornell University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
KIPP Bay Area Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Youngstown Edison Incubator Corporation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New America Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 300,000
World Affairs Council of Northern California United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
CorpsAfrica United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
School of Choice Education Organization United States Education Donor Advised 2018 675,000
The Courage Campaign Institute United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lane College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Trustees of Phillips Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Institute for Humane Studies United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Development Corporation of Brownsville Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Martime National Park Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bullis-Purissima Elementary School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,784,500

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13110 records found.