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)
Human Development and Children Foundation N/A MD United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Johns Hopkins University N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2018 62,400
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
For the Girls N/A MD United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
The DLA Piper Foundation N/A MD United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Catholic Charities USA N/A MD United States Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Maryland N/A MD United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Foundation Fighting Blindness, Inc. N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
HIAS, Inc. N/A MD United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 400
The Humane League N/A MD United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 22,000
New York University N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2018 426,747
Baltimore Museum of Art, Inc. N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 1,873,329

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Rose N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
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
Little Red School House Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Rural Development Institute N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Northern Maine Community College Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 165,000
City Harvest Inc N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Tinkermill N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
DC Central Kitchen Inc N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
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
Prison Policy Initiative Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Krio Descendants United of California N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,250
The UCLA Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 24,000
Carnegie Mellon University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 -246,000
HFF Charitable Foundation N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 368,750

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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 1,000
Partners in Health MD Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
National Public Radio, Inc. MD Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Strong City Baltimore MD Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Yellow Ribbon Fund, Inc. MD Community Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
ImpactAssets, Inc. MD General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,875,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Public Radio, Inc. MD Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 172
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Peace Education Fund MD International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
AOPA Foundation MD Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Strong City Baltimore MD Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Catholic Charities USA MD Other Corporate Advised 2018 500
Women's Learning Partnership for Rights, Development & Peace MD Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Johns Hopkins University MD Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 2,297,922

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
United Way of Northern California United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Symphony of Northern California Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Caring Choices Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Youth Opportunity Center Foundation Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Boys and Girls Club of the South Coast United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
The Salvation Army United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Volunteers of America Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 58,998
John Burroughs School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
City Year, Inc. United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 97,500
Conflict Resolution Center of Santa Cruz County United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 60,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
10,000 Degrees United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Schools of the Sacred Heart-San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Preble Street United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 256,698

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