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
Northwestern University N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Cross Catholic Outreach, Inc. N/A FL United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Conservation International Foundation N/A MA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Leap Inc N/A NY United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
St Edward Central Catholic High School N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship N/A NY United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Cara Program N/A IL United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
The FreeBSD Foundation N/A CO United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Freiburger Münsterbauverein e.V. N/A Germany Religion Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Coast Guard Foundation, Inc. N/A CT United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Foundation for the Mid South N/A MS United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 100,000
USTA Player Development Incorporated N/A FL United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Social Profit Network San Mateo CA United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Massachusetts General Hospital N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Epic Transitions San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
North Coast Opportunities, Inc. N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
KickStart-International Inc San Francisco CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Women Make Movies N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
East Palo Alto Academy San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Northwestern University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Cross Catholic Outreach, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Conservation International Foundation N/A Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Leap Inc N/A Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
St Edward Central Catholic High School N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Cara Program N/A Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
The FreeBSD Foundation N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Freiburger Münsterbauverein e.V. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Coast Guard Foundation, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Foundation for the Mid South N/A Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 100,000
USTA Player Development Incorporated N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Social Profit Network San Mateo Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Massachusetts General Hospital N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Epic Transitions San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
North Coast Opportunities, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
KickStart-International Inc San Francisco Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Women Make Movies N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
East Palo Alto Academy San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Shine Global, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Global Press Institute DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Trek Medics International Inc CT Other Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Brotherhood/Sister Sol Inc. NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Golden State Opportunity Foundation CA Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Latinos for Education Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Families for Excellent Schools, Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent CA Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Entitlements How Inc KY Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Brothers for Life WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture 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
Big Car Media Inc IN Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
The Philadelphia Academies Inc PA Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Northwestern University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Cross Catholic Outreach, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Conservation International Foundation United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Leap Inc United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
St Edward Central Catholic High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Cara Program United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
The FreeBSD Foundation United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Freiburger Münsterbauverein e.V. Germany Religion Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Coast Guard Foundation, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Foundation for the Mid South United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 100,000
USTA Player Development Incorporated United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Social Profit Network United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Massachusetts General Hospital United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Epic Transitions United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
North Coast Opportunities, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
KickStart-International Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Women Make Movies United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
East Palo Alto Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
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13110 records found.