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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
StarVista San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
New Mexico State University N/A NM United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -365
Pitzer College N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula College Fund San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Nine Gates Programs, Inc. N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 212,750
Civil Rights Corps N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Mass Design Group N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 62,500
International Bird Rescue N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Dignity and Power Now N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 350,000
The Unity Care Group Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Country School Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,100
Democracy Works, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Japantown Community Benefit District Inc San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Page SUM 1,997,485

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Children of Haiti Enhancement Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
StarVista San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
New Mexico State University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 -365
Pitzer College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula College Fund San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Nine Gates Programs, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 212,750
Anti-Defamation League N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mass Design Group N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 62,500
International Bird Rescue N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Dignity and Power Now N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 350,000
The Unity Care Group Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Country School Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,100
Democracy Works, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Samaritan House San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Page SUM 1,073,485

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System WI Donor Advised 2018 175,858
StreetCode Academy CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Marshall Project Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,200,000
Carnegie Mellon University PA Education Donor Advised 2018 7,765
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Mateo-Foster City Community Education Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
California College of the Arts CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
School of Arts and Culture at MHP CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Health Leads Inc. MA Health Donor Advised 2018 625
AmeriCares Foundation, Inc. CT Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Compass Family Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
ACLU Foundation of Southern Calif CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Indivisible Civic Engagement Inc DC Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Association of the United States Army Inc CA Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Congregation Beth Am CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 21,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ronald McDonald House Charities OR Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 2,035,698

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Abilities United United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
StarVista United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
New Mexico State University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -365
Pitzer College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula College Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Nine Gates Programs, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 212,750
Civil Rights Corps United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Mass Design Group United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 62,500
International Bird Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Dignity and Power Now United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 350,000
The Unity Care Group United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Country School Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,100
Democracy Works, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Japantown Community Benefit District Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
National Junior Basketball United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
King Ridge Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
Page SUM 1,954,385

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13110 records found.