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)
Oasis Legal Services Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
GroundTruth Project, Inc. N/A MA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Virginia New Majority Education Fund N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Jefferson Education Exchange Inc N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 154,000
Culver City Education Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Notre Dame High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Foundation of San Joaquin Inc N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 280,000
Generations United Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Photo Patch Foundation N/A FL United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare N/A Italy Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees Sonoma CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Howard University N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Athena Academy Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
CarbonFund Org Foundation N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Nike Animal Rescue Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Little Red School House Inc N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 1,169,300

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Oasis Legal Services Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
GroundTruth Project, Inc. N/A Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Virginia New Majority Education Fund N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Jefferson Education Exchange Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 154,000
Culver City Education Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Notre Dame High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Foundation of San Joaquin Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 280,000
Generations United Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Photo Patch Foundation N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees Sonoma Immigration Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Howard University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Athena Academy Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
CarbonFund Org Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Nike Animal Rescue Foundation Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Little Red School House Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 1,169,300

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Living on the Edge with Chip Ingram GA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Darkness to Light SC Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation TX Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Harlem Children's Zone Inc NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Don't Ever Give Up, Inc. NC Health Donor Advised 2018 -52,413
Greater NY Foundation NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Building Skills Partnership CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Samaritan House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Independent Feature Project, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Classical Public Radio Network LLC CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Court Watch NOLA LA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200,000
FJC - A Foundation of Philanthropic Funds NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Wellspring CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Institute for Myeloma & Bone Cancer Research CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Initiatives CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Theatre First CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 453,987

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Oasis Legal Services United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
GroundTruth Project, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Virginia New Majority Education Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Jefferson Education Exchange Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 154,000
Culver City Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Notre Dame High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Foundation of San Joaquin Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 280,000
Generations United Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Photo Patch Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare Italy Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Howard University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Athena Academy Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
CarbonFund Org Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Nike Animal Rescue Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Little Red School House Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 1,169,300

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13110 records found.