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 Countysort descending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Water Org Inc N/A MO United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The University of Texas at Austin N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Massey-Vanier Scholarship Bursary Fund N/A Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 89,000
The Children's Clinic Serving Children and Their Families N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Robin Hood Foundation N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A MN United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 350
National Immigration Law Center N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alzheimers Disease Research Foundation N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Partners N/A CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A AB United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 56
Jewish World Watch N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Charlie's Guys N/A CO United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
HIAS, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A MN United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
National Wildlife Federation N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Health Care Without Harm N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
PFLAG Inc N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Love Inc of Greater Hillsboro N/A OR United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Page SUM 2,587,906

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Water Org Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The University of Texas at Austin N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Massey-Vanier Scholarship Bursary Fund N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 89,000
The Children's Clinic Serving Children and Their Families N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Robin Hood Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 350
National Immigration Law Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alzheimers Disease Research Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Partners N/A Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 56
Jewish World Watch N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Charlie's Guys N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
HIAS, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
National Wildlife Federation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Health Care Without Harm N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
PFLAG Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Love Inc of Greater Hillsboro N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Page SUM 2,587,906

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Nepal Youth Foundation CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Equal Opportunity Schools WA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pine Street Inn, Inc. MA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 700
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Free the Slaves Inc DC Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Samaritan House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
GirlVentures CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Sunnyvale Community Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Xtreme Squash CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
HIAS and Council Migration Service of Philadelphia PA Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200,000
SV Home CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
ODC CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -53,100
Open the Circle IL Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Global Poverty Project, Inc. NY Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
French American International School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
San Francisco State University Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,086,757
Prep for Prep NY Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Innocence Project, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Cancer Prevention Institute of California CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 4,138,257

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ada's Cafe United States Workforce 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
At the Crossroads United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Governing Council of the University of Toronto Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 138,000
3rd I South Asian Independent Film United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Arts Guild United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
California Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco University High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Catholic Charities of San Jose United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mentor Tutor Connection United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Montalvo Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Starlings Volleyball Clubs USA United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 1,233,700

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13110 records found.