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 Statesort ascending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Catholic Relief Services, Inc. N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
University of Maryland, Baltimore County N/A MD United States Other Donor Advised 2018 111,282
Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. N/A MD United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
NutritionFacts.org N/A MD United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Johns Hopkins University N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2018 127,600
Catholic Charities USA N/A MD United States Other Corporate Advised 2018 500
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center N/A MD United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
National Park Foundation N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 250
National Park Foundation N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Johns Hopkins University N/A MD United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 325
Association for India's Development, Inc. N/A MD United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Park Foundation N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Strong City Baltimore N/A MD United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 185,000
HIAS, Inc. N/A MD United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750
AOPA Foundation N/A MD United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,540,657

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Windward Fund N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Yale University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Rural Development Institute N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Little Red School House Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
City Harvest Inc N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Northern Maine Community College Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 165,000
DC Central Kitchen Inc N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Tinkermill N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
NPower Inc N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Environment California Research & Policy Center, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Innocence Project, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Krio Descendants United of California N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,250
Prison Policy Initiative Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Carnegie Mellon University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 -246,000
The UCLA Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 24,000
HFF Charitable Foundation N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 343,950

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Amici Lovaniensis Inc MD Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
St. Moses Church MD Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center MD Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
National Park Foundation MD Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Fund For Educational Excellence Inc. MD Education Donor Advised 2018 600,000
US Lacrosse Inc MD Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
HIAS, Inc. MD International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Catholic Relief Services, Inc. MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation MD Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Partners in Health MD Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation MD Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Johns Hopkins University MD Education Donor Advised 2018 127,600
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 250
NutritionFacts.org MD Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Thread MD Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,050
University of Maryland MD Education Corporate Advised 2018 76,914
Page SUM 932,514

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 7,200,000
The Center For Documentary Studies United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Independent Feature Project, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Marin Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
World Central Kitchen Incorporated United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
The University Corporation San Francisco State United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
United Way of Northern California United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Philanthropy Roundtable United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
St Anthony Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
CityTeam Ministries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Caring Choices Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Enloe Medical Center United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
United Way Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
United Way of Northern California United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 8,308,700

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13110 records found.