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 Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Sundance Institute N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Abode Services Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Half Moon Bay Historical Association San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500,000
WildAid, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Vilcap, Inc. N/A DC United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 500,000
Engineers Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A CO United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Learn Platform, Inc. N/A NC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A England General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 500,000
Center for Educational Excellence in Alternative Settings N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
National University Corporation Kyoto University N/A Japan Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
PSFC N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500,000
New Venture Fund N/A DC United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Tides Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Forever Costa Rica N/A Costa Rica Environment Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Dignity and Power Now N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Friends Seminary N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Henry M Paulson Jr Institute N/A IL United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Mercy Ships N/A TX United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Common Justice N/A NY United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 500,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Sundance Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Abode Services Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Half Moon Bay Historical Association San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500,000
WildAid, Inc. San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Vilcap, Inc. N/A Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 500,000
Engineers Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Learn Platform, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 500,000
Center for Educational Excellence in Alternative Settings N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
National University Corporation Kyoto University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
PSFC N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 500,000
New Venture Fund N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Tides Foundation San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Forever Costa Rica N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Dignity and Power Now N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Friends Seminary N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Henry M Paulson Jr Institute N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Mercy Ships N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Common Justice N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 500,000
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Sundance Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Abode Services United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Half Moon Bay Historical Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500,000
WildAid, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Vilcap, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 500,000
Engineers Without Borders USA, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Learn Platform, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
UK Online Giving Foundation England General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 500,000
Center for Educational Excellence in Alternative Settings United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
National University Corporation Kyoto University Japan Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
PSFC United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500,000
New Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Tides Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Forever Costa Rica Costa Rica Environment Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Dignity and Power Now United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Friends Seminary United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Henry M Paulson Jr Institute United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Mercy Ships United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Common Justice United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 500,000
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13280 records found.