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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A MN United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Cornell University N/A IA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Project Open Hand San Francisco CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 300
Bridge Rail Foundation Marin CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Council on Foreign Relations N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Mercy Corps N/A OR United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Kilgoris Project San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Global Fund For Women, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 7,500
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Alma College N/A MI United States Higher Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Alliance for Climate Protection N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Handful Players Inc. San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 18,000
National Public Radio, Inc. N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for American Progress N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 2,770,350

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cross Pointe, the Church at Gwinnett Center, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 70,000
How Far Foundation Incorporated N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Wallace Buice Theatre Company N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Verified Voting Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Dove Project N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
One Mind Institute N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Paradise Recreation and Park District N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 4,500
Chicken & Egg Pictures Inc. N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Oregon Public Broadcasting N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood of the Columbia Willamette, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
The Children's Clinic Serving Children and Their Families N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Telluride Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,600
Page SUM 160,150

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
LifeMoves CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Domestic Violence Foundation OR Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Dressage Foundation Inc. NE Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen CA Food Security Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Attention Inc. CO Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Lewis and Clark College OR Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Somos Mayfair Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
US Lacrosse Inc MD Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Jazz House Kids Inc. NJ Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 350
Page SUM 93,100

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
International Rescue Committee, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
WeHOPE United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Cornell University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Project Open Hand United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 300
Bridge Rail Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Council on Foreign Relations United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Mercy Corps United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Kilgoris Project United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Global Fund For Women, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 7,500
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Alma College United States Higher Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Alliance for Climate Protection United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Handful Players Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 18,000
National Public Radio, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for American Progress United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 2,770,350

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13110 records found.