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)
Urban School Food Alliance Inc N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
GivePower Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Good Food Institute, Inc. N/A DC United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Guatemala Human Rights Commission USA N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 -1,000
Vision to Learn N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Wellspring San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Williams College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,174,813
World Vision N/A WA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Housing California N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
International Rescue Committee Inc N/A MN United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Joint Venture Silicon Valley Network Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Khan Academy Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
LatinoJustice PRLDEF N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Lucile Salter Packard Children's Hospital At Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Mass Design Group N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 625
Metropolitan Family Services N/A IL United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Page SUM 3,589,888

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Urban School Food Alliance Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
GivePower Foundation San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Good Food Institute, Inc. N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Guatemala Human Rights Commission USA N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 -1,000
Vision to Learn N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Wellspring San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Williams College N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 2,174,813
World Vision N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Housing California N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
International Rescue Committee Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Joint Venture Silicon Valley Network Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Khan Academy Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
LatinoJustice PRLDEF N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Lucile Salter Packard Children's Hospital At Stanford Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Mass Design Group N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 625
Metropolitan Family Services N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Page SUM 3,589,888

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
San Jose Day Nursery CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Ashland Rotary Foundation OR Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois IL Education Donor Advised 2019 -339
Silicon Schools Fund, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Social Good Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Boys Town of Italy NY Human Services Donor Advised 2019 600
CAIR Foundation Inc DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sovereign Order of Malta - Western Association CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 75,000
California Trout CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Capital Area Immigrants' Rights Coalition DC Community Development Donor Advised 2019 11,350
Sustainable Conservation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 75,000
StoryCorps, Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 350,000
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 452,812
Children Incorporated VA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,500
Citizens Climate Education Corp. CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Community Foundation CA Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Page SUM 2,151,923

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Urban School Food Alliance Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
GivePower Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Good Food Institute, Inc. United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Guatemala Human Rights Commission USA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 -1,000
Vision to Learn United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Wellspring United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Williams College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,174,813
World Vision United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Housing California United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
International Rescue Committee Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Joint Venture Silicon Valley Network United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Khan Academy Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
LatinoJustice PRLDEF United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Lucile Salter Packard Children's Hospital At Stanford United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Mass Design Group United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 625
Metropolitan Family Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Page SUM 3,589,888

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13280 records found.