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 Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Housing Industry Foundation San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Vida Verde Nature Education N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Results in Education Foundation N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Redwood City Police Activities League Inc San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Prison Policy Initiative Inc N/A MA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Asian Pacific American Leadership Institute Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Conspiracy of Beards San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Chalkbeat, Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,125
Oak Heritage Conservancy Inc N/A IN United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,540
Feeding America N/A DC United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 600
Squashdrive Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
JDRF International San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Youth Opportunity Center Foundation Inc N/A IN United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Scholars Strategy Network N/A MA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 300,000
American Jewish World Service, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Charlie's Acres N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,413,965

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Housing Industry Foundation San Mateo Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Vida Verde Nature Education N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Results in Education Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Redwood City Police Activities League Inc San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Prison Policy Initiative Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Asian Pacific American Leadership Institute Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Conspiracy of Beards San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Chalkbeat, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 3,125
Oak Heritage Conservancy Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,540
Feeding America N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 600
Squashdrive Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
JDRF International San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Youth Opportunity Center Foundation Inc N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Scholars Strategy Network N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 300,000
American Jewish World Service, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Charlie's Acres N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,413,965

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
United Service Organizations Inc DC Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 500
Trustees of Tufts College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 39,942
World Vision WA International Development Donor Advised 2018 12,600
Emory University GA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,200,000
Healthy Minds Innovations Inc WI Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Innocence Project, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community School of Music & Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, Inc. VA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 380,000
Mass Design Group MA International Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Loyola Educational Corporation of Shreveport LA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
100 Black Men of Silicon Valley Inc. CA Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Nantucket Boys & Girls Club, Inc. MA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Trustees of Tufts College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 8,204,542

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Housing Industry Foundation United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Vida Verde Nature Education United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Results in Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Redwood City Police Activities League Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Prison Policy Initiative Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Asian Pacific American Leadership Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Conspiracy of Beards United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Chalkbeat, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,125
Oak Heritage Conservancy Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,540
Feeding America United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 600
Squashdrive United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
JDRF International United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Youth Opportunity Center Foundation Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Scholars Strategy Network United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 300,000
American Jewish World Service, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Charlie's Acres United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,413,965

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13110 records found.