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 Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Graines de Paix N/A Switzerland Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Shine Global, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Amplifier Foundation N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 100,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Community Water Center N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
University of Florida N/A FL United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Lava Mae San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Catholic Relief Services, Inc. N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Jounce Partners Inc N/A PA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
St Edward Central Catholic High School N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Vida Verde Nature Education N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
USTA Player Development Incorporated N/A FL United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Global Livingston Institute N/A CO United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Women Make Movies N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Graines de Paix N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Shine Global, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Amplifier Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2018 100,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Community Water Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
University of Florida N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Lava Mae San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Catholic Relief Services, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Jounce Partners Inc N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
St Edward Central Catholic High School N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Vida Verde Nature Education N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
USTA Player Development Incorporated N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Global Livingston Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Women Make Movies N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Art Council Inc. NY Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Women Make Movies NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Dunhuang Foundation Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Nueva School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Direct Relief CA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Evidence Action, Inc. DC Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Principe Productions Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Community Water Center CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Indian Law Resource Center MT Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Media Matters for America DC Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Joint Venture Silicon Valley Network CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Education Fund Inc FL Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Institute for EastWest Studies Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Graines de Paix Switzerland Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Shine Global, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Amplifier Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 100,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Community Water Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
University of Florida United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Congregation Beth Am United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Lava Mae United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Tides Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Catholic Relief Services, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Jounce Partners Inc United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
St Edward Central Catholic High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Vida Verde Nature Education United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
USTA Player Development Incorporated United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Global Livingston Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Women Make Movies United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 2,000,000

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13110 records found.