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)
KickStart-International Inc San Francisco CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 68,000
Wait List Zero Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Northern California Community Loan Fund San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
Redwood City Sequoia Awards Inc San Mateo CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sexual Health Innovations San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Allen County Christmas Bureau Inc N/A IN United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Regents of the University of California At San Diego N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 43,192
United Service Organizations Inc N/A DC United States Membership Organizations Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Pine Street Inn, Inc. N/A MA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Habitat for Humanity International Inc. Solano AL United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
PARS Equality Center San Mateo CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Reading Partners Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Foundation San Francisco CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 200
Senior Services for Northern California San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Sun Valley Film Festival N/A ID United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Young Life N/A AZ United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 425,817

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Sinai Health System N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 3,500
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Ethiopia Reads N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Vision to Learn N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Gandhigram Trust N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Newtown Foundation Inc. N/A Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 3,750
Park Avenue Synagogue N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Kilohana Kai N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Gandhigram Trust N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cougar Robotics, Inc N/A Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Charter Schools Consortium N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Association of Science-Technology Centers Incorporated N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Pedacito del Cielo A.C. N/A Corporate Advised 2018 2,600
Page SUM 73,000

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Carmelite Monastery of the Infant Jesus CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Meor Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 5,400
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 400
Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur California Province CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Institute for Middle East Understanding CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
USA West Province, Society of Jesus CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Family Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Khan Academy Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Playing at Learning CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Asilomar Microcomputer Workshop CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Partnership for Children and Youth CA Education Donor Advised 2018 685
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Center for International Environmental Law Inc. DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Luis A Ferre Foundation Inc. PR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 103,135

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
KickStart-International Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
American Institute of Mathematics United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 68,000
Wait List Zero United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Northern California Community Loan Fund United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
Redwood City Sequoia Awards Inc United States Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sexual Health Innovations United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Allen County Christmas Bureau Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Regents of the University of California At San Diego United States Education Donor Advised 2018 43,192
United Service Organizations Inc United States Membership Organizations Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Pine Street Inn, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Habitat for Humanity International Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
PARS Equality Center United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Ada's Cafe United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Reading Partners United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Foundation United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 200
Senior Services for Northern California United States Health Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Sun Valley Film Festival United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Young Life United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 425,817

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13110 records found.