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)
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
ActionAid USA N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 292
Huntington Lake Volunteer Fire Department N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Truck of Love N/A SC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Interfaith Committee for Detained Immigrants N/A IL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Centro Legal De La Raza, Inc. Alameda CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Veggielution Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Pahara Institute Napa CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Lick-Wilmerding High School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern Calif N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Florida Foundation Inc N/A FL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 56,000
GLAAD Inc N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 800
Page SUM 3,702,842

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
ActionAid USA N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 292
Huntington Lake Volunteer Fire Department N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Truck of Love N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Interfaith Committee for Detained Immigrants N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Centro Legal De La Raza, Inc. Alameda Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Veggielution Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Pahara Institute Napa Education Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Lick-Wilmerding High School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern Calif N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Florida Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 56,000
GLAAD Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2018 800
Page SUM 3,702,842

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13110 records found.
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Planting Justice United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 385
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
The Youngstown Edison Incubator Corporation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Vida Verde Nature Education United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Women Make Movies United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 6,000
HIAS, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 400
The Humane League United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 22,000
St. Joseph Carmelite Monastery United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Christian Community Foundation, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -50,000
Center for Youth Wellness United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 400
United Way of the Bay Area United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Outward Bound California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Bolinas Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Ice911 Research Corporation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Hindu American Foundation United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 211,885

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13110 records found.