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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Bay Area Friendship Circle Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Animal Haven Inc. N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 51,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
College of William and Mary N/A VA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Truckee Tahoe Community Foundation N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A MN United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Cornell University N/A IA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Project Open Hand San Francisco CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 300
Bridge Rail Foundation Marin CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Council on Foreign Relations N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Mercy Corps N/A OR United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Kilgoris Project San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Global Fund For Women, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 7,500
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 1,757,600

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
KIPP Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 -31,240
NEO Philanthropy Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
New Teacher Center N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
New Venture Fund N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Root Capital, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Southern Oregon University Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Solutions Journalism Network Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Service Year Exchange, Inc. N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Alliance on Aging Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Asociación Infantil Oncológica de Madrid N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Insight LA Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Crohn's & Colitis Foundation Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Spirit Rock Meditation Center N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Johns Hopkins University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
World Bicycle Relief NFP N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ohio Wesleyan University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 3,903,760

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Homeless Prenatal Program, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 800
Saratoga High School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Puente de la Costa Sur CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 90,000
JDRF International NY Health Donor Advised 2018 250
St Benedict Parish & Schools IL Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
American Leadership Forum CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750
The Harker School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Bill Wilson Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Mothers Against Drunk Driving TX Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
The Harker School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 450
Peninsula Bridge Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
The Courage Campaign Institute CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Rescue, Inc. CA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 250
The Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 800
Greene Scholars CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Larkin Street Youth Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Wilderness Society CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 800
HandsOn Bay Area CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,750
Page SUM 109,600

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Bay Area Friendship Circle United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Bill Wilson Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Animal Haven Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 51,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
College of William and Mary United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Truckee Tahoe Community Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
WeHOPE United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Cornell University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Project Open Hand United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 300
Bridge Rail Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Council on Foreign Relations United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Mercy Corps United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Kilgoris Project United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Global Fund For Women, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 7,500
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 1,757,600

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13110 records found.