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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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)
Sacred Heart Benedictine Foundation N/A ND United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
HIAS, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
HOPE Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
World Radio Missionary Fellowship Inc N/A CO United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Kiva Microfunds San Francisco CA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Carver Elementary School N/A SC United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Hamilton Families San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Immaculate Conception Academy San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of the Los Angeles River N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,600
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Girls Middle School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,026
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A MN United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Colorado League of Charter Schools N/A CO United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation for Fort Mill Schools Inc N/A SC United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
National Wildlife Federation N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 476,076

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
St Benedict Parish & Schools N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Courage Campaign Institute N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Outreach Inc N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Autism Speaks, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Evidence Action, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,408,259
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 90,000
JDRF International N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750
Mothers Against Drunk Driving N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Cincinnati Union Cooperative Initiative N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Enterprise Community Partners Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Family Values at Work A Multi-State Consortium N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Accelerator for America N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
New Mexico Community Capital N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
RisingFoundations A Non-Profit Corporation N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 4,404,759

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Psychotherapy Research Group CA Other Donor Advised 2018 500
University of Vermont and State Agricultural College Foundat VT Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Dreams for Schools CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Edible Schoolyard Project CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Harlem School of the Arts, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lawrence University of Wisconsin WI Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
The Kitchen Sisters Productions CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Harmony Program NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Promise of Justice Initiative LA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Art in Action CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
United We Dream Network, Inc. DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Caminar CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Connecticut College CT Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jasper Ridge Farm CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 162,250

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sacred Heart Benedictine Foundation United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
HIAS, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
HOPE Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
World Radio Missionary Fellowship Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Kiva Microfunds United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Carver Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Hamilton Families United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Immaculate Conception Academy United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of the Los Angeles River United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,600
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Girls Middle School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pursuit of Excellence United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,026
International Rescue Committee, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Colorado League of Charter Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation for Fort Mill Schools Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
National Wildlife Federation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 476,076

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13110 records found.