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)
Benedictine Fathers of the Priory San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 1,500
Puente de la Costa Sur San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 95,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 50,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 20,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 250
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 20,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Los Angeles N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 1,001
Brooklyn Community Foundation N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 50,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 400
Saint Paul Catholic Center N/A UT United States Religion Donor Advised 2020 2,400
California Family Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 500
Caminar San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 8,100
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 10,000
CASA de Maryland N/A MD United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 200,000
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2020 400
Central Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 1,000,000
Chicago Foundation for Women N/A IL United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 100,000
San Francisco University High School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Christian Action Life Line San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2020 500
Climate Leadership Council Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 500,000
Page SUM 2,070,051

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 7,500
Howard University N/A Education Donor Advised 2020 1,000
University of Chicago N/A Education Donor Advised 2020 4,000
University of Virginia McIntire School of Commerce Foundatio N/A Education Donor Advised 2020 2,500
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2020 1,000
International Rescue Committee Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2020 500
Van Ness Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization N/A Education Donor Advised 2020 400,000
Vlaams Instituut voor Biotechnologie (VIB) N/A Education Donor Advised 2020 150,000
Jewel Theatre Company Santa Cruz Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 20,000
Jos� Vald�s Math Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2020 20,400
We Ride Too Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Wikitongues Inc. N/A Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2020 1,000
King Baudouin Foundation US, Inc. N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 100,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 700
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2020 250
Year Up Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2020 500,000
Zearn Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2020 1,500,000
Lava Mae San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2020 100,000
Library Development Initiative (LDI) N/A Education Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Loyola Marymount University N/A Education Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Page SUM 2,839,850

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
American Conservative Union Foundation VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 1,000,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2020 15,000
Impact Justice CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 400,000
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Wapiyapi CO Human Services Donor Advised 2020 5,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2020 4,500
Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank WA Human Services Donor Advised 2020 25,000
When We All Vote DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Women Donors Network CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 1,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2020 1,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Kansas University Endowment Association KS Education Donor Advised 2020 1,000,000
African American Policy Forum OH Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 20,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2020 21,300
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
Lalafofofo CA International Development Donor Advised 2020 34,000
Learning Ally Inc NJ Education Donor Advised 2020 500
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Maitri CA Human Services Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Page SUM 2,562,500

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14298 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
HEAL Project United States Food Security Donor Advised 2020 1,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2020 400
United We Dream Network, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 500,000
Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 7,500
Howard University United States Education Donor Advised 2020 1,000
University of Chicago United States Education Donor Advised 2020 4,000
University of Virginia McIntire School of Commerce Foundatio United States Education Donor Advised 2020 2,500
Inquiring Systems, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 1,000
International Rescue Committee Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2020 500
Van Ness Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization United States Education Donor Advised 2020 400,000
Vlaams Instituut voor Biotechnologie (VIB) Belgium Education Donor Advised 2020 150,000
Jewel Theatre Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 20,000
Jos� Vald�s Math Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2020 20,400
We Ride Too United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Wikitongues Inc. United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2020 1,000
King Baudouin Foundation US, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 100,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 700
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2020 250
Year Up Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2020 500,000
Zearn Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2020 1,500,000
Page SUM 3,235,250

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14797 records found.