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 Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750
Give2Asia San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 14,950
Fuller Project for International Reporting Inc N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 225
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Gateway Community Church N/A TX United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,100
Immigrant Defenders Law Center N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 310,000
Boise State University Foundation Inc N/A ID United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Temple Sholom San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Make-A-Wish Foundation International N/A AZ United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hawaii Leadership Forum N/A HI United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Redwood City Elementary School District San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
California College of the Arts Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
ActionAid USA N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 292
Huntington Lake Volunteer Fire Department N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
IMSA Fund for Advancement of Education N/A IL United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Truck of Love N/A SC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 488,717

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Trustees of Tufts College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 39,942
University of Hawaii N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 116,853
Boston Lyric Opera Company N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Case Western Reserve University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Secular Coalition for America Education Fund N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
National Multiple Sclerosis Society N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
St Edward Central Catholic High School N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Buddhist Global Relief N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Gathering for Justice Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Equal Citizens Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Institute for Nonprofit News N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
HIAS, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Habitat for Humanity of Durham Inc N/A Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
The Barack Obama Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Voces de la Frontera N/A Immigration Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 5,671,595

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Free the Slaves Inc DC Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Samaritan House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
GirlVentures CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Sunnyvale Community Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Xtreme Squash CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
HIAS and Council Migration Service of Philadelphia PA Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Global Poverty Project, Inc. NY Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
SV Home CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
ODC CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -53,100
Open the Circle IL Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Innocence Project, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
French American International School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
San Francisco State University Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,086,757
Prep for Prep NY Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Windrider Institute Inc ID Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cancer Prevention Institute of California CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Vivian Beaumont Theater Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Shatterproof a Nonprofit Corp CT Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 4,185,557

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Congregation Beth Am United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750
Give2Asia United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 14,950
Fuller Project for International Reporting Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 225
Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Gateway Community Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,100
Immigrant Defenders Law Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 310,000
Boise State University Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Temple Sholom United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Make-A-Wish Foundation International United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hawaii Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Redwood City Elementary School District United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
California College of the Arts United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
ActionAid USA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 292
Huntington Lake Volunteer Fire Department United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
IMSA Fund for Advancement of Education United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Truck of Love United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 488,717

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13110 records found.