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 Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Feeding America N/A DC United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Parkinson's Institute Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Arts Corps N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Open Philanthropy Project San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 835,000
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Foundation for National Progress San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 11,000
American Legion Post 115 N/A ID United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition N/A FL United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,730
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco State University Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,086,757
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 12,555
Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies N/A Germany Education Donor Advised 2018 24,000
President and Trustees of Bates College N/A ME United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano CT United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
King's College London N/A England Education Donor Advised 2018 9,740
Page SUM 6,078,282

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Dev Color San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Life International N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 80,000
Feeding America N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Parkinson's Institute Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Arts Corps N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Open Philanthropy Project San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 835,000
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Foundation for National Progress San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 11,000
American Legion Post 115 N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,730
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco State University Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 2,086,757
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 12,555
Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 24,000
President and Trustees of Bates College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 6,243,542

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals VA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of YOSAR, Inc. CA Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 200
Trust for Public Land CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Eagle Island Inc NJ Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Hesperian Health Guides CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Samaritan House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Classical Public Radio Network LLC CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Sisters of Saint Joseph of Carondelet MO Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Okizu Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Hawaii Community Foundation HI General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 246,500
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 -25,000,000
Music in the Schools Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Renaissance Charitable Foundation Inc. IN General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Child and Family Research and Training Institute CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Hillsborough Schools Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM -24,274,100

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Life International United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 80,000
Feeding America United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Parkinson's Institute United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Arts Corps United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Open Philanthropy Project United States Education Donor Advised 2018 835,000
Sustainable Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Foundation for National Progress United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 11,000
American Legion Post 115 United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,730
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco State University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,086,757
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 12,555
Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies Germany Education Donor Advised 2018 24,000
President and Trustees of Bates College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Save the Children Federation Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 6,148,542

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13110 records found.