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.

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Committee for Green Foothills CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Immigration Council PA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Urban Justice Center NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
St. Francis Center of Redwood City CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 -250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Omni Foundation for the Performing Arts Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pear Avenue Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Kenya HELP CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
School of Choice Education Organization IL Education Donor Advised 2018 675,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Catticus Corporation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Environmental Grantmakers Association NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,700
WomenSV CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
AchieveKids CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
American Association for the Advancement of Science DC Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Conexion Training Inc GA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,008,650

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
United States Olympic Committee United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Pacific Research Institute for Public Policy United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,250
American Gateways United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 310,000
There With Care of the Bay Area United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -46
Revere High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,600
Artists Association of Nantucket United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The UC Davis Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 800
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 750
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
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
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
Page SUM 492,154

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