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)
Gateway Public Schools San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
GiveWell San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 100,000
University of Puget Sound N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
USAFA Endowment, Inc. N/A CO United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Good Samaritan Family Resource Center of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Guiding Eyes for the Blind Inc. N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
HAS Wigner Research Centre for Physics N/A Hungary Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Hillsborough Schools Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
World Vision, Inc. N/A WA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 12,821
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
Housing Industry Foundation San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500
IDinsight San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,666,112
Insight Garden Program Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A MN United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Jesuit Retreat Center of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Laurel School Parent Teacher Organization San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Lewa Wildlife Conservancy USA N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Lumos Foundation USA Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Page SUM 1,918,983

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Gateway Public Schools San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
GiveWell San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 100,000
University of Puget Sound N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 500
USAFA Endowment, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Good Samaritan Family Resource Center of San Francisco San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Guiding Eyes for the Blind Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
HAS Wigner Research Centre for Physics N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Hillsborough Schools Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 500
World Vision, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 12,821
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
Housing Industry Foundation San Mateo Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500
IDinsight San Francisco International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,666,112
Insight Garden Program Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Jesuit Retreat Center of Los Altos Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Laurel School Parent Teacher Organization San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Lewa Wildlife Conservancy USA N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Lumos Foundation USA Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Page SUM 1,918,983

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
SOS Children's Village USA, Inc. DC Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Squash On Track CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
California Forward CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. FL Religion Donor Advised 2019 6,000
St. Paul Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sun Valley Summer Symphony, Inc. ID Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Cassies Place Inc TX Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Center for Fathers and Families CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Tabard Theatre Company CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Charlie Cart Project CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Chinatown Community Children's Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 6,200
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Congregation Etz Chayim CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Court Appointed Special Advocates of Cook County IL Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
The Good Tidings Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Painted Turtle CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Downtown Streets Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Theiss Research CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 2,625
Townsend K-12 Schools MT Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Page SUM 620,325

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Gateway Public Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
GiveWell United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 100,000
University of Puget Sound United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
USAFA Endowment, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Good Samaritan Family Resource Center of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Guiding Eyes for the Blind Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
HAS Wigner Research Centre for Physics Hungary Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Hillsborough Schools Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
World Vision, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 12,821
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
Housing Industry Foundation United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500
IDinsight United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,666,112
Insight Garden Program United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
International Rescue Committee, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Jesuit Retreat Center of Los Altos United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Laurel School Parent Teacher Organization United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Lewa Wildlife Conservancy USA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Lumos Foundation USA Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Page SUM 1,918,983

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13280 records found.