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)
Trek Medics International Inc N/A CT United States Other Donor Advised 2018 100,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
TheatreWorks Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
University of Washington Foundation N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Aspire Public Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Free Spirit Media NFP N/A IL United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,625
Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Radio Pooya Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
CALmatters N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare N/A Italy Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Hollister Youth Alliance N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Water Missions International N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The University of Texas at Austin N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Holy Angels School San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
International Rescue Committee, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Hollister Youth Alliance United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Water Missions International United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The University of Texas at Austin United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Holy Angels School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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