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)
Environmental Working Group N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Culver Educational Foundation N/A IN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Photographers Without Borders Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Braven Incorporated N/A IL United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Open Heart Kitchen of Livermore, Inc. Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Symphony Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Good Food Institute, Inc. N/A DC United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Congregation Kol Emeth Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,322
Womens Refugee Commission, Inc. N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 150,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A MN United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Hollister Youth Alliance N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The University of Texas at Austin N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Holy Angels School San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Environmental Working Group N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Culver Educational Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Photographers Without Borders Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Braven Incorporated N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Open Heart Kitchen of Livermore, Inc. Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Symphony Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Good Food Institute, Inc. N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Congregation Kol Emeth Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,322
Womens Refugee Commission, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 150,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Hollister Youth Alliance N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The University of Texas at Austin N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Holy Angels School San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Environmental Working Group United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Culver Educational Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Photographers Without Borders Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Braven Incorporated United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Open Heart Kitchen of Livermore, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Symphony Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Good Food Institute, Inc. United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Congregation Kol Emeth United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,322
Womens Refugee Commission, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 150,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Hollister Youth Alliance United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The University of Texas at Austin United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Holy Angels School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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13110 records found.