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)
University of Copenhagen N/A Denmark Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Phillips Exeter Academy N/A NH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A MN United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Life Giving Water International Inc N/A MA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Asian Pacific Environmental Network Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pacific Wildlife Care N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Immigrant Legal Resource Center San Francisco CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 500
The One Love Foundation in Honor of Yeardley Love Inc N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Homeless ID Project N/A AZ United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jikoji Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Walnut Hills High School Alumni Foundation N/A OH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Concrn Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
United Nations Foundation Inc N/A DC United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Defenders of Wildlife N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid N/A England Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Committee of 100 Inc N/A NY United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 20,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
University of Copenhagen N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Phillips Exeter Academy N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Life Giving Water International Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Asian Pacific Environmental Network Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pacific Wildlife Care N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Immigrant Legal Resource Center San Francisco Immigration Donor Advised 2018 500
The One Love Foundation in Honor of Yeardley Love Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Homeless ID Project N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jikoji Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Walnut Hills High School Alumni Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Concrn Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
United Nations Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Defenders of Wildlife N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Committee of 100 Inc N/A Immigration Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 446,675

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Center for Global Enterprise Ltd NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 24,000
Music for Minors Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Music for Minors Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Tony Hawk Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Water Missions International SC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Carmel Ideas Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Opera Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 11,500
Oregon Food Bank, Inc. OR Food Security Donor Advised 2018 400
Children's Health Council, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fugees Family Inc GA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Read With Me Volunteer Programs A California Nonprofit Publi CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Creative Center of Los Altos CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Automotive Mentoring Group Inc IL Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 236,650

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
University of Copenhagen Denmark Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Phillips Exeter Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Life Giving Water International Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Asian Pacific Environmental Network United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pacific Wildlife Care United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Immigrant Legal Resource Center United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 500
The One Love Foundation in Honor of Yeardley Love Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Homeless ID Project United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jikoji United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Walnut Hills High School Alumni Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Concrn United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
United Nations Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Defenders of Wildlife United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid England Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Committee of 100 Inc United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 446,675

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13110 records found.