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)
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Friends of Stevens Creek Trail Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Gateway Public Schools San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
GiveWell San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 100,000
University of Puget Sound N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
USAFA Endowment, Inc. N/A CO United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Good Samaritan Family Resource Center of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Guiding Eyes for the Blind Inc. N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Kivulini Trust N/A Kenya Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 182,372
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
HAS Wigner Research Centre for Physics N/A Hungary Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Hillsborough Schools Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
World Vision, Inc. N/A WA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 12,821
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
Housing Industry Foundation San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500
IDinsight San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,666,112
Insight Garden Program Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A MN United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Jesuit Retreat Center of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 2,003,855

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Friends of Stevens Creek Trail Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Gateway Public Schools San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
GiveWell San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 100,000
University of Puget Sound N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 500
USAFA Endowment, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Good Samaritan Family Resource Center of San Francisco San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Guiding Eyes for the Blind Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Kivulini Trust N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 182,372
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
HAS Wigner Research Centre for Physics N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Hillsborough Schools Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 500
World Vision, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 12,821
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
Housing Industry Foundation San Mateo Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500
IDinsight San Francisco International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,666,112
Insight Garden Program Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Jesuit Retreat Center of Los Altos Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 2,003,855

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Health Connected CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Holy Trinity Episcopal Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 6,800
Impact Experience Institute CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 18,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Kamukama Foundation TX International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Lake Grove Presbyterian Church OR Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Learning Policy Institute CA Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Marin Village CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 30,000
MK Level Playing Field Institute CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Mpala Wildlife Foundation Inc MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
National Alopecia Areata Foundation CA Other Donor Advised 2019 2,500
National Peace Corps Association DC International Development Donor Advised 2019 4,000
New Community Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 274,250

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Friends of Stevens Creek Trail United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Gateway Public Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
GiveWell United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 100,000
University of Puget Sound United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
USAFA Endowment, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Good Samaritan Family Resource Center of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Guiding Eyes for the Blind Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Kivulini Trust Kenya Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 182,372
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
HAS Wigner Research Centre for Physics Hungary Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Hillsborough Schools Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
World Vision, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 12,821
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
Housing Industry Foundation United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500
IDinsight United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,666,112
Insight Garden Program United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
International Rescue Committee, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Jesuit Retreat Center of Los Altos United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 2,003,855

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13280 records found.