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 Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Impact Experience Institute San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Georgetown University N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
National Center for Youth Law Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Matter of Trust, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Lewa Wildlife Conservancy USA N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Vanuatu National Statistics Office N/A Vanuatu Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Dev Color San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Call of the Sea Marin CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Digital Asia Hub N/A Hong Kong Donor Advised 2018 100,000
One Degree San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Living Goods San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
National Network of Abortion Funds N/A PA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Utah Film Center N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
GiveWell San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 2,000,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Impact Experience Institute San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Georgetown University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
National Center for Youth Law Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Matter of Trust, Inc. San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Lewa Wildlife Conservancy USA N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Vanuatu National Statistics Office N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Dev Color San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Call of the Sea Marin Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Digital Asia Hub N/A Donor Advised 2018 100,000
One Degree San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Living Goods San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
National Network of Abortion Funds N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Utah Film Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
GiveWell San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 2,000,000

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
TransFormCA CA Environment Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 78,333
Trustees of the Smith College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 78,289
New Venture Fund DC General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 78,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 78,000
United Way Worldwide TX Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 77,908
American Online Giving Foundation Inc PA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 77,016
University of Maryland MD Education Corporate Advised 2018 76,914
Georgetown University DC Education Corporate Advised 2018 76,040
American Online Giving Foundation Inc PA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 75,535
St. Francis High School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 75,520
Regents of the University of Michigan MI Education Donor Advised 2018 75,321
American Online Giving Foundation FL General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 75,112
St Anthony Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Foundation for a College Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Self Help Enterprises CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Sustainable Conservation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Page SUM 1,521,988

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Impact Experience Institute United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Georgetown University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
National Center for Youth Law United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Matter of Trust, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Lewa Wildlife Conservancy USA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Vanuatu National Statistics Office Vanuatu Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Dev Color United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Call of the Sea United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Digital Asia Hub Hong Kong Donor Advised 2018 100,000
One Degree United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Living Goods United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
National Network of Abortion Funds United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Utah Film Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
GiveWell United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 2,000,000

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13110 records found.