Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

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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)
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
UMBC Foundation N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -5,750
Share Our Strength Inc N/A MD United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Foundation Schools N/A MD United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nutritionfacts Org Inc N/A MD United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. N/A MD United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Thread N/A MD United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Living Classrooms Foundation Inc N/A MD United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 200
The Peace Education Fund 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 6,000
American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Partners in Health N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2018 225,000
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 62,400
Johns Hopkins University N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Catholic Relief Services, Inc. N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 1,682,850

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Alliance on Aging Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
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
Insight LA Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Asociación Infantil Oncológica de Madrid N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Spirit Rock Meditation Center N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Crohn's & Colitis Foundation Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
World Bicycle Relief NFP N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Johns Hopkins University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Chrysalis Shelter for Victims of Domestic Violence Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Indiana Inc N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Illinois Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Child Mind Institute Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 2,229,000

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. MD Sciences Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. MD Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
BrightFocus Foundation MD Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Catholic Relief Services, Inc. MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,500
BrightFocus Foundation MD Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation MD Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 1,700
New York University MD Education Donor Advised 2018 163,755
Environmental Leadership Program MD Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Amici Lovaniensis Inc MD Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Tracys Kids Inc MD Health Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Catholic Charities USA MD Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Andrews Episcopal School, Inc. MD Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Partners in Health MD Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
HIAS, Inc. MD International Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Page SUM 1,433,805

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Enloe Medical Center United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive United States Education Donor Advised 2018 113,747
Holbrook-Palmer Recreation Park Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Caring Choices Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Beyond Emancipation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Making Waves Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
Caminar United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Operation Rainbow Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Call of the Sea United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Feeding America United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 600
Quest Scholars Program United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Ada's Cafe United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
HealthRIGHT 360 United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Day School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Indian College Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Larkin Street Youth Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 309,297

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13110 records found.