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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 800
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 750
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
HIAS, Inc. N/A MD United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Motor Neuron Disease Association of New Zealand Incorporated N/A New Zealand Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Strong City Baltimore N/A MD United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
International Youth Foundation N/A MD United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 7,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Our Lady of Angels Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Caring Choices Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Northwest Passage Limited N/A WI United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
DataKind N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 40,000
New Israel Fund N/A ME United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fuller Project for International Reporting Inc N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 225
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000,000
Page SUM 5,491,575

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 800
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 750
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
HIAS, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Motor Neuron Disease Association of New Zealand Incorporated N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Strong City Baltimore N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
International Youth Foundation N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 7,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Our Lady of Angels Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Caring Choices Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Northwest Passage Limited N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
DataKind N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 40,000
New Israel Fund N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fuller Project for International Reporting Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 225
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000,000
Page SUM 5,491,575

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
The UCLA Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 24,000
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Santa Clara City Library Foundation and Friends CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Indigenous Educational Network of Turtle Island MN Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends of the Library of Los Altos and Community Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Making Waves Foundation Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc TN Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Arts Corps WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Sustainable Markets Foundation NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Music for Minors Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Marin Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sequoia Adult School Scholars CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Opera San Jose Endowment Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 134,200

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 800
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 750
San Francisco Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
HIAS, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Motor Neuron Disease Association of New Zealand Incorporated New Zealand Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Strong City Baltimore United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
International Youth Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 7,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Our Lady of Angels Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Caring Choices Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Northwest Passage Limited United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
DataKind United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 40,000
New Israel Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fuller Project for International Reporting Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 225
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000,000
Page SUM 5,491,575

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13110 records found.