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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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)
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
WNET N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Education Cities Inc N/A TN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Chapman University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano CT United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Aquaculture Stewardship Council N/A England Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 13,813
Rewire N/A MD United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Francis High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
National Audubon Society, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
American Associates of the Royal National Theatre, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Georgetown University N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
California Pacific Medical Center Foundation San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Liberty in North Korea N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
CARE - Headquarters N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Ventura County Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 750
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Friends of UNFPA, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Lupus Research Alliance Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 700
Justification of Youth N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas West Midwest Community Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 750
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Yale University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Equitable Food Initiative N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Wildlife Images Rehabilitation and Education Center N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
International Society for Technology in Education N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 720,000
Page SUM 972,850

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
California Pacific Medical Center Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Liberty in North Korea United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
CARE - Headquarters United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Ventura County Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 750
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Friends of UNFPA, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Lupus Research Alliance Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 700
Justification of Youth United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas West Midwest Community Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 750
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Equitable Food Initiative United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Wildlife Images Rehabilitation and Education Center United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
International Society for Technology in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 720,000
Page SUM 972,850

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