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, and corporate 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 Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Water Org Inc N/A MO United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Virginia New Majority Education Fund N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Texas Freedom Network Education Fund N/A TX United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 150,000
National Collegiate Inventors & Innovators Alliance N/A MA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Noora Health San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Greenhouse Scholars N/A CO United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A MN United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A DC United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Amigos for Christ N/A GA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 150,000
African Entrepreneurship Collective N/A WA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Free at Last Community Recovery and Rehabilitation Services San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 150,000
University of Bern N/A Switzerland Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Cities for Financial Empowerment Fund Inc N/A NY United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Jose Valdes Math Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Junipero Serra High School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Asian Pacific Institute On Gender-Based Violence Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
National Governors Association Center for Best Practices N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Proximity Designs N/A CA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Page SUM 3,000,000

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13110 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Water Org Inc N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Virginia New Majority Education Fund N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Texas Freedom Network Education Fund N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 150,000
National Collegiate Inventors & Innovators Alliance N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Noora Health San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Greenhouse Scholars N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A Environment Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Amigos for Christ N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 150,000
African Entrepreneurship Collective N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Free at Last Community Recovery and Rehabilitation Services San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 150,000
University of Bern N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Cities for Financial Empowerment Fund Inc N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Jose Valdes Math Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Junipero Serra High School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Asian Pacific Institute On Gender-Based Violence Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
National Governors Association Center for Best Practices N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Proximity Designs N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Page SUM 3,000,000

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Inquiring Systems, Inc. CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 415,000
IGEM Foundation Inc MA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 420,000
New York University MD Education Donor Advised 2018 426,747
Center for the Study of Social Policy DC Sciences Committee Advised 2018 430,540
FoodCorps, Inc. OR Food Security Donor Advised 2018 440,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 443,520
Empirical Resolution Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2018 450,000
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 450,000
Vilcap, Inc. DC Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 450,000
Northern Maine Community College Foundation ME Education Donor Advised 2018 450,000
National Center for Civic Innovation Inc NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 460,000
Catholic Charities of San Jose CA Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 460,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 470,000
CAMFED USA Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 470,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
LearnLaunch Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
FUSE Corps CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Pyxera Global Inc DC International Development Corporate Advised 2018 480,000
Page SUM 9,090,807

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Water Org Inc United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Virginia New Majority Education Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Texas Freedom Network Education Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 150,000
National Collegiate Inventors & Innovators Alliance United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Noora Health United States Health Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Greenhouse Scholars United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Amigos for Christ United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
WeHOPE United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 150,000
African Entrepreneurship Collective United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Free at Last Community Recovery and Rehabilitation Services United States Health Donor Advised 2018 150,000
University of Bern Switzerland Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Cities for Financial Empowerment Fund Inc United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Jose Valdes Math Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Junipero Serra High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Asian Pacific Institute On Gender-Based Violence United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
National Governors Association Center for Best Practices United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Proximity Designs United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Page SUM 3,000,000

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13110 records found.