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)
National State Teachers of the Year Inc N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Aloha Angels Inc N/A HI United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
HAS Wigner Research Centre for Physics N/A Hungary Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Grace 1st Transitional Center N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Jeanne Geiger Crisis Center Inc N/A MA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A OR United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
KIPP Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -31,240
Historical Society of Watertown N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Education Trust N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Georgia Institute of Technology N/A GA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Thomas B Fordham Institute N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Mothers Against Drunk Driving N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
United Nations Development Programme - Sri Lanka N/A Sri Lanka International Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,000
New Moms Inc N/A IL United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Center for Urban Community Services N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
The Aspen Institute, Inc. N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Smile Train, Inc. N/A DC United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Mid-Pacific Institute N/A HI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Intervarsity Christian Fellowship - USA N/A WI United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 1,641,710

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
National State Teachers of the Year Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Aloha Angels Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
HAS Wigner Research Centre for Physics N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Grace 1st Transitional Center N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Jeanne Geiger Crisis Center Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
KIPP Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 -31,240
Historical Society of Watertown N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Education Trust N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Georgia Institute of Technology N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Thomas B Fordham Institute N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Mothers Against Drunk Driving N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
United Nations Development Programme - Sri Lanka N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,000
New Moms Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Center for Urban Community Services N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
The Aspen Institute, Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Smile Train, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Mid-Pacific Institute N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Intervarsity Christian Fellowship - USA N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 1,641,710

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Freedom Fwd CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wildlife Images Rehabilitation and Education Center OR Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco State University Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Casa De Clara Catholic Worker CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bridge House CO Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Carmelite Monastery of the Infant Jesus CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Meor Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 5,400
Sacred Heart Community Service CA Human Services 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
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 400
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
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Peninsula Family Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Khan Academy Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
GiveWell CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 2,170,750

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Girls Incorporated United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
My New Red Shoes United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
AOPA Foundation United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo County Resource Conservation District United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Ashland Emergency Food Bank United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sustainable Markets Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Society of St Vincent de Paul United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Southern Oregon Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jackson Hole Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Salvation Army United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Boise State University Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Freedom Fwd United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wildlife Images Rehabilitation and Education Center United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco State University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Casa De Clara Catholic Worker United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 2,078,700

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13110 records found.