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 Type Yearsort descending Amount (USD)
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
One Step Beyond Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Earthjustice San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Health Leads Inc. N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 625
Ida B. Wells Memorial Foundation N/A IL United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
National Domestic Workers Alliance Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 625
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. N/A NY United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 4,205
University College London N/A England Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Boys Town of Italy N/A NY United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Rendell Center for Civics and Civic Engagement N/A PA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
One Mission Inc N/A MA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 2,205,755

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Yearsort descending Amount (USD)
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
One Step Beyond Inc San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Earthjustice San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Health Leads Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 625
Ida B. Wells Memorial Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
National Domestic Workers Alliance Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 625
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 4,205
University College London N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Boys Town of Italy N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Rendell Center for Civics and Civic Engagement N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
One Mission Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 2,205,755

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Yearsort descending Amount (USD)
Consumer Reports Inc NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mount Saint Marys University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Samaritan House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Breast Cancer Action CA Health Donor Advised 2018 625
Teen Success, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Bishop O'Dowd High School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
1951 Coffee Company CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
After Innocence CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Oakland International High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,100
United Nations Foundation Inc DC General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The UC Davis Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Homeless Garden Project CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 24,000
Regents of the University of California CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 200,000
New York City Partnership Foundation Inc NY General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Maryknoll Mission Association of the Faithful, Inc. NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Austin Film Society TX Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 795,725

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Yearsort descending Amount (USD)
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
One Step Beyond Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Earthjustice United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Teach for America, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Health Leads Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 625
Ida B. Wells Memorial Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
National Domestic Workers Alliance Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 625
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 4,205
University College London England Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Boys Town of Italy United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Rendell Center for Civics and Civic Engagement United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
One Mission Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 2,205,755

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13110 records found.