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)
Carry the Vision Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
ReSurge International Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
National Multiple Sclerosis Society San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Year Up Inc San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Redwood City Sequoia Awards Inc San Mateo CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Research Foundation for the State University of New York Alameda NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,470
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Mercy Beyond Borders Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Kilgoris Project San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Upward Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
New Conservatory San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Silicon Valley De-Bug Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Carry the Vision Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
ReSurge International Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
National Multiple Sclerosis Society San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Year Up Inc San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Redwood City Sequoia Awards Inc San Mateo Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Research Foundation for the State University of New York Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,470
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal Santa Clara Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Mercy Beyond Borders Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship Foundation Contra Costa Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Kilgoris Project San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Upward Scholars Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
New Conservatory San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Silicon Valley De-Bug Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 214,970

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Urban Justice Center NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Shabbat Project Inc NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Breakthrough Greater Boston Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Episcopal Relief and Development VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Food Bank CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Diverse Chautauqua Inc NY Other Donor Advised 2018 7,000
The Sumba Foundation CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Federal City Performing Arts Association Inc DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Coastside Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Fugees Family Inc GA Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
John F. Kennedy Elementary School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Mid Florida Housing Partnership, Inc. FL Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Chew and Belfield Neighbors Club Incorporated PA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Athena Academy Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of Maryland, Baltimore County MD Other Donor Advised 2018 111,282
Johns Hopkins University MD Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 326,282

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