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 descending Year Amount (USD)
Cancer Prevention Institute of California Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Human Rights Watch, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
AEROBridge N/A CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. San Mateo CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The University Corporation San Francisco State San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Johns Hopkins University N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Uncommon Knowledge and Achievement, Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Citizens For Conservation Inc N/A IL United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Wayfinder Foundation N/A MN United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Defenders of Wildlife N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
SHE-CAN Inc Marin CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Homeless Garden Project N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Marygrove College N/A MI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Center for Civic Innovation Inc N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 460,000
Hollaback N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Institute for Applied Tinkering San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Junior State of America Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 958,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Cancer Prevention Institute of California Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Human Rights Watch, Inc. Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
AEROBridge N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. San Mateo International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The University Corporation San Francisco State San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Johns Hopkins University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Uncommon Knowledge and Achievement, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Citizens For Conservation Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Wayfinder Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Defenders of Wildlife N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
SHE-CAN Inc Marin Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Homeless Garden Project N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Marygrove College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Center for Civic Innovation Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 460,000
Hollaback N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Institute for Applied Tinkering San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Junior State of America Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 958,000

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
From the Heart Productions Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,000
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. MD Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,500
Berkeley Society for the Preservation of Traditional Music CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
San Francisco Ballet Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St Denis Parish CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
GiveWell CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Compass Family Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cancer CAREpoint CA Health Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Catholic Community Foundation of Santa Clara County CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 122,000
College Track CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New Creation Home Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Congregation Ner Tamid of South Bay CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Teach For All Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000,000
Solutions Journalism Network Inc NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 624,000
Page SUM 4,943,050

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Cancer Prevention Institute of California United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
AEROBridge United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The University Corporation San Francisco State United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Johns Hopkins University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Uncommon Knowledge and Achievement, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Citizens For Conservation Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Wayfinder Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Defenders of Wildlife United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
SHE-CAN Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Homeless Garden Project United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Marygrove College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Center for Civic Innovation Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 460,000
Hollaback United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Institute for Applied Tinkering United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Junior State of America Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 958,000

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13110 records found.