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 certain types of funds: donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds. It also includes grants made 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. Thus, the grant totals represented here may not equal the amount of grantmaking reported in our audited financial statements. The data shown here do provide an informative look at the breadth of causes supported by SVCF donors and by our strategic focus areas. 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)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Culver Educational Foundation N/A IN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Weekapaug Foundation for Conservation N/A RI United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Carmel Mission Foundation Inc N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Photographers Without Borders Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
University of Oregon Foundation N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,375,000
Hebrew Free Loan Association of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 2,437,200

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Culver Educational Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Weekapaug Foundation for Conservation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Carmel Mission Foundation Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Photographers Without Borders Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
University of Oregon Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,375,000
Hebrew Free Loan Association of San Francisco San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 2,437,200

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Culver Educational Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Weekapaug Foundation for Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Carmel Mission Foundation Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Photographers Without Borders Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
University of Oregon Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,375,000
Hebrew Free Loan Association of San Francisco United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 2,437,200

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13110 records found.