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)
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
Peninsula Family Connections San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
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
Alliance for Girls Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Lewa Wildlife Conservancy USA N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Media Matters for America N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
ReSurge International Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Slow Food N/A Italy Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Best Buddies International, Inc. N/A FL United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Park Avenue Synagogue Inc N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 36,000
Northwestern University N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Wildland Firefighter Foundation N/A ID United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
350Seattleorg N/A WA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 1,223,500

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 171,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
First Amendment Coalition Marin Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Art Council Inc. N/A Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Women's Foundation of California Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,250,000
Electronic Privacy Information Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Childfund International USA Contra Costa Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Equal Justice USA Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 6,000,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Crisis Text Line N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Citizens Climate Education Corp. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Full Circle Exchange International Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Village Hope Partnership Inc San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 246,341
Geoscience Education in Action N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 -29
A Safe Place, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Hood River County Education Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 400
National Association of Veteran-Serving Organizations N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Page SUM 9,488,912

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
The American Israel Education Foundation Inc. DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole WY Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Presentation High School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Kara CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Mercy Corps OR International Development Donor Advised 2018 450
Massachusetts Institute of Technology MA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200
Nantucket Dreamland Foundation MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Teen Success, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Aim High for High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 625
Covenant House California CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Contemporary Jewish Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 105,000
Sing for America Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Catholic Answers Inc. CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Edify CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
mRelief IL Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
WildEarth Guardians NM Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Project MORE Foundation CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 10,743,775

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Regents of the University of Michigan United States Education Donor Advised 2018 171,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
First Amendment Coalition United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Art Council Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Women's Foundation of California United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,250,000
Electronic Privacy Information Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Childfund International USA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Equal Justice USA Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 6,000,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Crisis Text Line United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Citizens Climate Education Corp. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Full Circle Exchange International Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Village Hope Partnership Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute United States Health Donor Advised 2018 246,341
Geoscience Education in Action Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 -29
A Safe Place, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Hood River County Education Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400
National Association of Veteran-Serving Organizations United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Page SUM 9,488,912

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13110 records found.