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)
Ought Inc. San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Caminar San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Morrissey-Compton Educational Center San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Friends of San Martin Animal Shelter Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 100,000
St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Hands at Work in Africa USA San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 240
Pratham USA N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Limitless Horizons Ixil Inc N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
John Fitzgerald Kennedy Library Foundation, Inc. N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Animal Welfare Institute N/A DC United States Animal Welfare 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 3,000
Council on Foreign Relations, Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United States Squash Racquets Association Inc N/A NY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
CollegeSpring Inc Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Achungo Community Center Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
New Schools for Baton Rouge N/A LA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,110,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Respite and Research for Alzheimers Disease Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Oregon League of Conservation Voters Education Fund N/A OR United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 1,599,790

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Ought Inc. San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Caminar San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Morrissey-Compton Educational Center San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Friends of San Martin Animal Shelter Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 100,000
St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Hands at Work in Africa USA San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 240
Pratham USA N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Limitless Horizons Ixil Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
John Fitzgerald Kennedy Library Foundation, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Animal Welfare Institute N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Council on Foreign Relations, Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United States Squash Racquets Association Inc N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
CollegeSpring Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Achungo Community Center Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
New Schools for Baton Rouge N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,110,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Respite and Research for Alzheimers Disease Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Oregon League of Conservation Voters Education Fund N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 1,599,790

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
KIPP Bay Area Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Park City Jewish Center, Inc. UT Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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
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
Human Rights Campaign Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
California Family Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Stuttering Association for the Young Inc. NY Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Peace Education Fund MD International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Salem State University Foundation, Inc. MA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 313,725

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Ought Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Caminar United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Morrissey-Compton Educational Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Friends of San Martin Animal Shelter United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 100,000
St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Hands at Work in Africa USA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 240
Pratham USA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Limitless Horizons Ixil Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
John Fitzgerald Kennedy Library Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Animal Welfare Institute United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Council on Foreign Relations, Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United States Squash Racquets Association Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
CollegeSpring Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Achungo Community Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
New Schools for Baton Rouge United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,110,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Respite and Research for Alzheimers Disease United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Oregon League of Conservation Voters Education Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 1,599,790

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13110 records found.