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, and corporate 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 Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
University of Southern California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 55,000
Museo Italo-Americano San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Non-Violence International N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A MI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 247,431
Essie Justice Group Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Fresh Approach Contra Costa CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
South Evangelical Presbyterian Fellowship N/A CO United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Northwestern University N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Rohnert Park Swim Club Sonoma CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation Inc N/A CT United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Oberlin College N/A OH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Gandhigram Trust N/A India Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Kind, Inc. N/A DC United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
StrongMinds, Inc. N/A NJ United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Indigenous Movement for Peace Advancement and Conflict Trans N/A Kenya Other Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A OR United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 5,100,931

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
University of Southern California N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 55,000
Museo Italo-Americano San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Non-Violence International N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 247,431
Essie Justice Group Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Fresh Approach Contra Costa Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
South Evangelical Presbyterian Fellowship N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Northwestern University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Rohnert Park Swim Club Sonoma Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Oberlin College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Gandhigram Trust N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Kind, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
StrongMinds, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Indigenous Movement for Peace Advancement and Conflict Trans N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 5,100,931

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Sonoma Valley Museum of Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
StreetCode Academy CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
VoteRiders CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Tim Brauch Memorial Skate Park Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Southwest Energy Efficiency Project LLC CO Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Face Forward Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Oasis Legal Services CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Congregation Beth David CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 7,200
The Courage Campaign Institute CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
League of Conservation Voters Education Fund DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Pacific Stroke Association CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Scholarmatch Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Rye Historical Society NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Foundation for a College Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Pursuit of Excellence CA Education Donor Advised 2018 6,026
Wogrammer Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 328,476

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
University of Southern California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 55,000
Museo Italo-Americano United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Non-Violence International United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of Michigan United States Education Donor Advised 2018 247,431
Essie Justice Group United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Fresh Approach United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
South Evangelical Presbyterian Fellowship United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Northwestern University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Rohnert Park Swim Club United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Oberlin College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Gandhigram Trust India Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Kind, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
StrongMinds, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Indigenous Movement for Peace Advancement and Conflict Trans Kenya Other Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Ashland Rotary Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 5,100,931

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13110 records found.