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)
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
PEF Israel Endowment Funds, Inc. N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 53,950
Cystic Fibrosis Canada N/A Canada Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Far Away Destination Inc. Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Community High School Foundation, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 -5,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Food Bank Contra Costa and Solano Contra Costa CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Make-Believe Association N/A IL United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
All Hands and Hearts Smart Response Inc N/A MA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 5,000
African Wildlife Foundation N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of Wisconsin Foundation N/A WI United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Population Action International N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Prime Coalition, Inc. N/A MA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
National Redistricting Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Washington University N/A MO United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Wilcox Health Foundation N/A HI United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500,000
The Carter Center, Inc. N/A GA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The Health Trust Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 750
Page SUM 1,812,950

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
PEF Israel Endowment Funds, Inc. N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 53,950
Cystic Fibrosis Canada N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Far Away Destination Inc. Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Community High School Foundation, Inc. San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 -5,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Food Bank Contra Costa and Solano Contra Costa Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Make-Believe Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
All Hands and Hearts Smart Response Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 5,000
African Wildlife Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of Wisconsin Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Population Action International N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Prime Coalition, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 500
National Redistricting Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Washington University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Wilcox Health Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 500,000
The Carter Center, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The Health Trust Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 750
Page SUM 1,812,950

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Commonwealth Club of California CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
St. James NY Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
GLAAD Inc NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 5,000
StreetCode Academy CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Direct Relief CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 1,138,700

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
PEF Israel Endowment Funds, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 53,950
Cystic Fibrosis Canada Canada Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Far Away Destination Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Community High School Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 -5,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
College Track United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Food Bank Contra Costa and Solano United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Make-Believe Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
All Hands and Hearts Smart Response Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 5,000
African Wildlife Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of Wisconsin Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Population Action International United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Prime Coalition, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Teach for America, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
National Redistricting Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Washington University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Wilcox Health Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500,000
The Carter Center, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The Health Trust United States Health Donor Advised 2019 750
Page SUM 1,812,950

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13280 records found.