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 descending Year Amount (USD)
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Desert Aids Project N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 750
San Francisco Education Fund San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
World Bicycle Relief NFP N/A IL United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Circus Center San Francisco CA United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 800
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Council on Foreign Relations, Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 800
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 750
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
HIAS, Inc. N/A MD United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Motor Neuron Disease Association of New Zealand Incorporated N/A New Zealand Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Strong City Baltimore N/A MD United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Desert Aids Project N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 750
San Francisco Education Fund San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 500
World Bicycle Relief NFP N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Circus Center San Francisco Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 800
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Council on Foreign Relations, Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 800
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 750
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
HIAS, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Motor Neuron Disease Association of New Zealand Incorporated N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Strong City Baltimore N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Asian Americans for Community Involvement of Santa Clara Cou CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,250
Breast Cancer Prevention Partners CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Nevada Reno Foundation NV Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Carlmont Academic Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Hoover Elementary School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Flourish Agenda CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
St. Francis High School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Southern California Equestrian Sports CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Ising Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Catholic Social Services AK Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Andrews Episcopal School, Inc. MD Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
All Five CA Education Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
United Way of Santa Cruz County CA Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 7,600
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
University of Hawaii HI Education Donor Advised 2018 116,853
Saint Bernard Rescue Foundation Inc OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Center for Action and Contemplation Inc NM Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Positive Coaching Alliance United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Desert Aids Project United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 750
San Francisco Education Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
World Bicycle Relief NFP United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Circus Center United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 800
The Trust for Hidden Villa United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Council on Foreign Relations, Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 800
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 750
San Francisco Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
HIAS, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Motor Neuron Disease Association of New Zealand Incorporated New Zealand Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Strong City Baltimore United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 472,400

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13110 records found.