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)
Nature Conservancy N/A HI United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 335,000
UNIDOSUS N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Invisible Children, Inc. N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Carolina for Kibera, Inc. N/A NC United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Youth Orchestra San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
College Foundation of the University of Virginia N/A VA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
GivePower Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 838,000
San Jose Astronomical Association Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Earth University Foundation N/A GA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Real Hope for Haiti N/A IN United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Sonoma Valley Teen Services N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Gideons Promise Inc N/A GA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Asapbio San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Pacific Vision Foundation Inc San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cornell University N/A IA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 2,102,750

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Nature Conservancy N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 335,000
UNIDOSUS N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Invisible Children, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Samaritan House San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Carolina for Kibera, Inc. N/A Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Youth Orchestra San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
College Foundation of the University of Virginia N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
GivePower Foundation San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 838,000
San Jose Astronomical Association Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Earth University Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Real Hope for Haiti N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Sonoma Valley Teen Services N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Gideons Promise Inc N/A Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Asapbio San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Pacific Vision Foundation Inc San Francisco International Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cornell University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 2,102,750

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Nature Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 335,000
UNIDOSUS United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Invisible Children, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Samaritan House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Carolina for Kibera, Inc. United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Youth Orchestra United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
College Foundation of the University of Virginia United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
GivePower Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 838,000
San Jose Astronomical Association United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Earth University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Real Hope for Haiti United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Sonoma Valley Teen Services United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Gideons Promise Inc United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Asapbio United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Pacific Vision Foundation Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
South County Community Health Center Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cornell University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 2,102,750

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13110 records found.