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, and corporate 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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Room to Read San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sky's the Limit Fund Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
California Pacific Medical Center Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Fugees Family Inc N/A GA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
National Center for Youth Law Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The San Francisco Playhouse San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hole Food Rescue Corp N/A WY United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bard College N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Harold Pump Foundation N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Claremont McKenna College N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Homeboy Industries N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The People's Lobby Education Institute N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 125,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Oceana, Inc. N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 1,486,200

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Room to Read San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sky's the Limit Fund Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
California Pacific Medical Center Foundation San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Fugees Family Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
National Center for Youth Law Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The San Francisco Playhouse San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hole Food Rescue Corp N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Harold Pump Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Claremont McKenna College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Episcopal Senior Communities Foundation Contra Costa Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The People's Lobby Education Institute N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 125,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Oceana, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 1,477,200

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Sequoia Adult School Scholars CA Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Children International MO Human Services Donor Advised 2018 11,904
Invisible Children, Inc. DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Day Worker Center of Mountain View CA Immigration Donor Advised 2018 10,000
BASIC Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
GiveWell CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 751,179
OC International, Inc. CO Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Hope Enterprise Corporation MS Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Bay Area Furniture Bank CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Sight Word Busters CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
International Accelerated Missions, Inc. NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Thirteenth Street Neighborhood Advisory Committee CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 2,879,233

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Room to Read United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sky's the Limit Fund United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
California Pacific Medical Center Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Fugees Family Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
National Center for Youth Law United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The San Francisco Playhouse United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hole Food Rescue Corp United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Harold Pump Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Claremont McKenna College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Episcopal Senior Communities Foundation United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The People's Lobby Education Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2018 125,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Oceana, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 1,477,200

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13110 records found.