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)
Watershed Center N/A VT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Foundation, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Almaden Neighborhood Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
CNRS N/A France Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -484
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Atlanta Women's Foundation, Inc. N/A GA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
BMe Networks N/A FL United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland Alameda CA United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rector & Visitors of the University of Virginia N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Gandhigram Trust N/A India Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Teach For All Inc N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
United We Dream Network, Inc. N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Children's Defense Fund N/A DC United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Episcopal Relief and Development N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Hadassah The Womens Zionist Organization of America Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Friends of the Israel Defense Forces N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Massachusetts General Hospital N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 1,182,716

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Independent Feature Project, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Meeting Street Massachusetts Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Cabrillo Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 300
New Schools for Baton Rouge N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,720,000
Jewish Child Care Association of New York N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
International Earthlight Alliance N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,500
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
LearnLaunch Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Equality Now, Inc. N/A Donor Advised 2018 110,000
Morning Forum of Los Altos Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Upstream Policy Institute Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Nantucket Boys & Girls Club, Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Freiburger Münsterbauverein e.V. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Pew Charitable Trusts N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Rotary AIDS Project Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 2,609,950

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Independent Television Service Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Kauai Lifeguard Association HI Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Feeding America DC Food Security Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti MA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,250
San Carlos Educational Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,600
United States Squash Racquets Association Inc NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Spirit Series, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Valley Presbyterian Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cheetah Conservation Fund VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Forests Forever Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
South County Community Health Center Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Sundance Institute UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Contemporary Jewish Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Juma Ventures CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Sempervirens Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 801,600

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Watershed Center United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Almaden Neighborhood Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
CNRS France Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -484
San Francisco Ballet Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Atlanta Women's Foundation, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
BMe Networks United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sempervirens Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rector & Visitors of the University of Virginia United States Education Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Gandhigram Trust India Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Teach For All Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
United We Dream Network, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Children's Defense Fund United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Episcopal Relief and Development United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Hadassah The Womens Zionist Organization of America United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Friends of the Israel Defense Forces United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Massachusetts General Hospital United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Social Good Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 1,182,716

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13110 records found.