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)
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
International Youth Foundation N/A MD United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 7,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Our Lady of Angels Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Caring Choices Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Northwest Passage Limited N/A WI United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
DataKind N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 40,000
New Israel Fund N/A ME United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fuller Project for International Reporting Inc N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 225
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000,000
Grace Wilsey Foundation San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,725
Christ Centered Counseling N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page Education Foundation N/A MN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 5,433,250

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
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
International Youth Foundation N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 7,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Our Lady of Angels Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Caring Choices Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Northwest Passage Limited N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
DataKind N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 40,000
New Israel Fund N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fuller Project for International Reporting Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 225
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000,000
Grace Wilsey Foundation San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,725
Christ Centered Counseling N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page Education Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 5,433,250

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Bay Area Childrens Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Jose Moya Del Pino Library Ross Historical Society CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Association of University Women-Special Projects Fu CA Education Donor Advised 2018 14,000
Pilarcitos Alternative High (Continuation) CA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Caminar CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Notre Dame High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Learning and Loving Education Center CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Nature Conservancy of California CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of Arizona Foundation AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 -15,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American University of Iraq Foundation, Inc. DC Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Kuumbwa Jazz Society CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California League of Conservation Voters Education Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Earth Island Institute Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Media Impact Funders Inc. PA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Innovate Public Schools CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 219,950

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
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
International Youth Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 7,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Our Lady of Angels Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Caring Choices Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Northwest Passage Limited United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
DataKind United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 40,000
New Israel Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fuller Project for International Reporting Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 225
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000,000
Grace Wilsey Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,725
Christ Centered Counseling United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 5,433,250

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13110 records found.