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)
Gilroy Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 80,000
Social Profit Network San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 70,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Proteus Fund Inc N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Global Poverty Project, Inc. N/A NY United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Bay Area Disc Association Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Spanish Peaks Community Foundation N/A MT United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Rahima International Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 830
Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 875
Howard University N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
IIT Gandhinagar Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Al Otro Lado Inc N/A CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
California State University Fresno Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 878,505

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Institute for Field Research N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Internet Archive San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Slow Food N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2019 40,000
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Jewish Community of Amherst Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 360
Jumpstart for Young Children Inc N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Kind, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 500
Life Learning Academy San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 460
Stand for Children Leadership Center N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Sundance Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Taft Elementary School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Against Malaria Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
St Jude Memorial Foundation United States Catholic Conferenc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 6,500
The Nueva School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Sentencing Project N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Trustees of Princeton University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Unbound N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 12,160
Page SUM 396,230

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute NY Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2019 250,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Tor Project Inc. WA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
United States Healthful Food Council, Inc. CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 133,000
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center TX Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Vassar College NY Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
W Haywood Burns Institute CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 519,700

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Institute for Field Research United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Internet Archive United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Slow Food Italy Food Security Donor Advised 2019 40,000
South County Community Health Center Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Jewish Community of Amherst Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 360
Jumpstart for Young Children Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Kind, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 500
Life Learning Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2019 460
Stand for Children Leadership Center United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Sundance Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Taft Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Against Malaria Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
St Jude Memorial Foundation United States Catholic Conferenc United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 6,500
The Nueva School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Sentencing Project United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Unbound United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 12,160
Page SUM 396,230

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13280 records found.