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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Impact Justice Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Caminar San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Charity Global Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 140,160
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford N/A England Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Upstream Policy Institute Inc. N/A ME United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Liberty in North Korea N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
CARE - Headquarters N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Trustees of Princeton University N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
826 Valencia San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas West Midwest Community Inc N/A NE United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 750
Peninsula Family Connections San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Equitable Food Initiative N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A GA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Society for Technology in Education N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2018 720,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Conservation Corps Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,298,610

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Impact Justice Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Caminar San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Charity Global Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 140,160
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Upstream Policy Institute Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Liberty in North Korea N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
CARE - Headquarters N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Trustees of Princeton University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
826 Valencia San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas West Midwest Community Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 750
Peninsula Family Connections San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Equitable Food Initiative N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Society for Technology in Education N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 720,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Conservation Corps Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,298,610

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Lee Pesky Learning Center Inc. ID Education Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Sweet Briar Institute VA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Canopy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Adventure Risk Challenge CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Pacifica Environmental Family CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cancer CAREpoint Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Charter Schools Consortium CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Public Citizen Foundation, Inc. DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
President & Fellows of Middlebury College VT Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
NAMI Santa Clara County CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Hands at Work in Africa USA CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 240
Yellow Ribbon Fund, Inc. MD Community Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Charles Armstrong School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Foundation, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bay Area Omni Foundation for the Performing Arts Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Koinonia Foster Homes, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 3,117,440

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Impact Justice United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Caminar United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Charity Global Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 140,160
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford England Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Upstream Policy Institute Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Liberty in North Korea United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
CARE - Headquarters United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
826 Valencia United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas West Midwest Community Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 750
Peninsula Family Connections United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Equitable Food Initiative United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Society for Technology in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 720,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Conservation Corps United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,298,610

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13110 records found.