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)
Snowchange Cooperative N/A Finland Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Universita Di Roma Tor Vergata N/A Italy Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Art of Problem Solving Foundation N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Population Connection N/A DC United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Western Organization of Resource Councils Education Project N/A MT United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,125
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. N/A FL United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
United Negro College Fund, Inc. N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Good Call NYC Co. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Utah Film Center N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The University of Texas at Austin N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 199,583
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Opportunity International, Inc. N/A IL United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Vaad Hanochos Hatmimim Inc N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CSU Fullerton Auxiliary Services Corporation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hospital Chaplains Ministry of America N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,600
Denison University N/A OH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
DonorsChoose.org N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
World Central Kitchen Inc N/A PA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 830,558

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Snowchange Cooperative N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Universita Di Roma Tor Vergata N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Art of Problem Solving Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Population Connection N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Western Organization of Resource Councils Education Project N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,125
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
United Negro College Fund, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Good Call NYC Co. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Utah Film Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The University of Texas at Austin N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 199,583
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Opportunity International, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Vaad Hanochos Hatmimim Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CSU Fullerton Auxiliary Services Corporation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hospital Chaplains Ministry of America N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,600
Denison University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
DonorsChoose.org N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
World Central Kitchen Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 830,558

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Venice Arts CA Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Food Bank Contra Costa and Solano CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,100
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CASA of San Mateo County CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Center for American Progress DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Central Asia Institute MT International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
The San Jose Public Library Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Mission Valley ROCP CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
The Fistula Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 600
Rise Against Hunger NC Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 3,452
Monterey Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2018 250
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Youth Leadership Institute CA Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 135,302

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Mozilla Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Georgetown University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Music in the Schools Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
GiveWell United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Open Philanthropy Project United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Amor Ministries Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Karolinska Institutet Sweden Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
Theiss Research United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
Blue Angels Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Cupertino Educational Endowment United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lean Lab United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Regents of the University of California At San Diego United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
Theiss Research United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hust Silicon Valley Fund United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 32,515,270

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13110 records found.