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 Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Friends for Youth, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
NEO Philanthropy Inc N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Trustees of Tufts College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trustees of Dartmouth College N/A NH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford N/A England Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Midland School Corporation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Liberty in North Korea N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
CARE - Headquarters N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
The Salvation Army N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas West Midwest Community Inc N/A NE United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 750
Equitable Food Initiative N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
International Society for Technology in Education N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2018 720,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The National Association for Urban Debate Leagues N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,885
Alliance for Girls Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,075,585

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Friends for Youth, Inc. San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
NEO Philanthropy Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Trustees of Tufts College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trustees of Dartmouth College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Midland School Corporation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Liberty in North Korea N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
CARE - Headquarters N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
The Salvation Army N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas West Midwest Community Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 750
Equitable Food Initiative N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
International Society for Technology in Education N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 720,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The National Association for Urban Debate Leagues N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,885
Alliance for Girls Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,075,585

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Boldly Me CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
MK Level Playing Field Institute CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Save the Blue CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Caring Choices Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Adopt A Family Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
StandUp for Kids GA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
Jewish Federation of the Sacramento Region CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Canopy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Grateful Garment Project CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pacifica Environmental Family CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Creative Music Foundation, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Public Citizen Foundation, Inc. DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
President & Fellows of Middlebury College VT Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Hands at Work in Africa USA CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 240
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Charles Armstrong School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 329,690

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Friends for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
NEO Philanthropy Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Trustees of Tufts College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trustees of Dartmouth College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford England Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Midland School Corporation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Liberty in North Korea United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
CARE - Headquarters United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
The Salvation Army United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas West Midwest Community Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 750
Equitable Food Initiative United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
International Society for Technology in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 720,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The National Association for Urban Debate Leagues United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,885
Alliance for Girls United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,075,585

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13110 records found.