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)
Moonshot Edventures N/A CO United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Burlingame High School Parents Group, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Cultural Survival, Inc. N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
DigDeep Right to Water Project N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,050
Truckee River Watershed Council N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
California Polytechnic State University Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops N/A DC United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill N/A NC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Vinebranch Inc. N/A IL United States Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 150,000
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 6,000
William Marsh Rice University N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. N/A MD United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 19,500
Page SUM 1,845,750

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Moonshot Edventures N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Burlingame High School Parents Group, Inc. San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Cultural Survival, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
DigDeep Right to Water Project N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,050
Truckee River Watershed Council N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
California Polytechnic State University Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 500
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Vinebranch Inc. N/A Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 150,000
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 6,000
William Marsh Rice University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 19,500
Page SUM 1,845,750

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Moonshot Edventures United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Burlingame High School Parents Group, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Cultural Survival, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
DigDeep Right to Water Project United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,050
Truckee River Watershed Council United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
California Polytechnic State University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Earth Island Institute Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Vinebranch Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000
WeHOPE United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 150,000
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 6,000
William Marsh Rice University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 19,500
Page SUM 1,845,750

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13280 records found.