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)
DonorsChoose.org N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Vinebranch Inc. N/A IL United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Religions San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 7,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Holocaust Memorial Foundation of Illinois Inc. N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
International Documentary Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
William Marsh Rice University N/A TX United States Education 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 250
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Community Services Agency Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Immigration Council N/A PA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Mass Design Group N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Stony Brook Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Faith in Texas - Pico N/A TX United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Press Institute for Women in the Developing World N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 1,737,350

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
DonorsChoose.org N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Vinebranch Inc. N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Religions San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 7,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Holocaust Memorial Foundation of Illinois Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
International Documentary Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
William Marsh Rice University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Immigration Council N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Mass Design Group N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Stony Brook Foundation, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Faith in Texas - Pico N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Press Institute for Women in the Developing World N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 1,737,350

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Seattle Children's Playgarden WA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
University of San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Moraga Educational Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Democracy Works, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300,000
The Unity Care Group CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Park City Jewish Center, Inc. UT Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Save the Redwoods League CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Equal Justice Initiative AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Karam Foundation NFP IL General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,175
Sponsors for Educational Opportunity Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community School of Music & Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Villanova University PA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The National Association for Urban Debate Leagues IL Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
New Conservatory CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
University of Hawaii Foundation HI General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 599,225

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
DonorsChoose.org United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Vinebranch Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Religions United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 7,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Holocaust Memorial Foundation of Illinois Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Teen Success, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
William Marsh Rice University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Community Services Agency United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Immigration Council United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Mass Design Group United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Stony Brook Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Faith in Texas - Pico United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Press Institute for Women in the Developing World United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 1,737,350

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13110 records found.