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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. Grant amounts shown as negative numbers represent adjustments to prior years’ grants.

Grantee Bay Area County State Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Purdue University N/A IN United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 99,531
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc N/A VA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Ivy Tech Foundation Inc N/A IN United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 -802
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Lesbian Gay Freedom Day Parade & Celeb Committ San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 1,650
Schumann Elementary School N/A MN United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Transportation for A Livable City San Francisco CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai N/A NY United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Womens Council on African American Affairs N/A AR United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Hust Silicon Valley Fund Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Upwardly Global San Francisco CA United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Episcopal Community Services of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Town Lake Trail Foundation N/A TX United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
WorldWideWomen Foundation Marin CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Rise Against Hunger N/A NC United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 169,587
Page SUM 396,716

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Purdue University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 99,531
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Ivy Tech Foundation Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 -802
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Lesbian Gay Freedom Day Parade & Celeb Committ San Francisco Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 1,650
Schumann Elementary School N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Transportation for A Livable City San Francisco Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Womens Council on African American Affairs N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Hust Silicon Valley Fund Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Upwardly Global San Francisco Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Episcopal Community Services of San Francisco San Francisco Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Town Lake Trail Foundation N/A Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
WorldWideWomen Foundation Marin Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Rise Against Hunger N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 169,587
Page SUM 396,716

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
One Acre Fund NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Nature Conservancy of California CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
BASIC Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern Calif CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Bridge Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Cancer Society Inc OK Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Court Appointed Special Advocate Association CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 780,000
Impact Justice CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ramah in the Rockies CO Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Social Good Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Fractured Atlas Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jewish Study Network Inc CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 3,418,100

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Purdue University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 99,531
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Ivy Tech Foundation Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 -802
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Lesbian Gay Freedom Day Parade & Celeb Committ United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Tides Center United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 1,650
Schumann Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Transportation for A Livable City United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Womens Council on African American Affairs United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Hust Silicon Valley Fund United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Upwardly Global United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Episcopal Community Services of San Francisco United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Christmas in the Park United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Town Lake Trail Foundation United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
WorldWideWomen Foundation United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Rise Against Hunger United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 169,587
Page SUM 396,716

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13110 records found.