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 descending Year Amount (USD)
Johns Hopkins University N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Environment California Research & Policy Center, Inc. N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Partners in Care, Inc. N/A OR United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
MAZON, Inc. A Jewish Response to Hunger N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Catholic Charities of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Foundations, Inc. N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 600,000
The Tau Beta Pi Association, Inc. N/A TN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Central Texas Food Bank Inc N/A TX United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
March for Our Lives Foundation N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Casa De Clara Catholic Worker Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 600
Project Open Hand San Francisco CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Vineyard Conservation Society Inc N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Volunteers of America Inc. N/A VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics N/A ON Canada Health Donor Advised 2018 42,504
Caring Choices Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Moving Train Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 1,032,404

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Johns Hopkins University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Environment California Research & Policy Center, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Partners in Care, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
MAZON, Inc. A Jewish Response to Hunger N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Catholic Charities of San Jose Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Foundations, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 600,000
The Tau Beta Pi Association, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Central Texas Food Bank Inc N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
March for Our Lives Foundation N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Casa De Clara Catholic Worker Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 600
Project Open Hand San Francisco Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Vineyard Conservation Society Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Volunteers of America Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 42,504
Caring Choices Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Moving Train Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 1,032,404

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
50Can Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 188,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sustainable Economies Law Center CA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley CA Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Cougar Fund Inc WY Environment Donor Advised 2018 -50,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
WNET NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Crisis Intervention Services CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Oxfam-America, Inc. MA International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Lutheran Church of Our Savior CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Music for Minors Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
GRID Alternatives CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Page SUM 598,250

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Johns Hopkins University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Environment California Research & Policy Center, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Partners in Care, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
MAZON, Inc. A Jewish Response to Hunger United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Catholic Charities of San Jose United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Foundations, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 600,000
The Tau Beta Pi Association, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Central Texas Food Bank Inc United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
March for Our Lives Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Casa De Clara Catholic Worker United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 600
Project Open Hand United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Vineyard Conservation Society Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Volunteers of America Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics Canada Health Donor Advised 2018 42,504
Caring Choices Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Moving Train Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sunnyvale Community Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 1,032,404

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13110 records found.