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)
International Society for Technology in Education N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2018 720,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Conservation Corps Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Alliance for Girls Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Lewa Wildlife Conservancy USA N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Media Matters for America N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
ReSurge International Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Slow Food N/A Italy Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Best Buddies International, Inc. N/A FL United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Park Avenue Synagogue Inc N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 36,000
Northwestern University N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Wildland Firefighter Foundation N/A ID United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Reading Partners Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mad Dog Rescue Inc Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 35,000
San Francisco SAFE, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300,000
International Consortium of Investigative Journalists Inc N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,752,500

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
International Society for Technology in Education N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 720,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Conservation Corps Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Alliance for Girls Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Lewa Wildlife Conservancy USA N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Media Matters for America N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
ReSurge International Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Slow Food N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Best Buddies International, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Park Avenue Synagogue Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 36,000
Northwestern University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Wildland Firefighter Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Reading Partners Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mad Dog Rescue Inc Contra Costa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 35,000
San Francisco SAFE, Inc. San Francisco Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 300,000
International Consortium of Investigative Journalists Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,752,500

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Just Read CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Partners in Health MD Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 212,500
Pursuit of Excellence CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Community Services Agency CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 18,545
Eagle Ranch Inc GA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Institute of Mathematics CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 150,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Charles Armstrong School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bayshore Christian Ministries CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History NY Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Colorado College TH CO Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Alliance on Aging Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters Association of Los Angeles CA Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 3,502,045

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
International Society for Technology in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 720,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Conservation Corps United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Alliance for Girls United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Lewa Wildlife Conservancy USA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Media Matters for America United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
ReSurge International United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Slow Food Italy Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Best Buddies International, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Park Avenue Synagogue Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 36,000
Northwestern University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Wildland Firefighter Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Reading Partners United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mad Dog Rescue Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 35,000
San Francisco SAFE, Inc. United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300,000
International Consortium of Investigative Journalists Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,752,500

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13110 records found.