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)
Griffith University N/A QLD Australia Education Donor Advised 2018 3,100
Hope for Cambodian Children Foundation N/A Australia General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
University of Melbourne N/A VIC Australia Education Donor Advised 2018 105,825
The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research N/A VIC Australia Health Donor Advised 2018 117,437
Griffith University N/A QLD Australia Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The University of Sydney N/A NSW Australia Education Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Possible Dreams International N/A VIC Australia International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Food Frontier Institute LTD N/A Australia Food Security Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Griffith University N/A QLD Australia Education Donor Advised 2018 50,480
The University of Sydney N/A NSW Australia Education Donor Advised 2018 91,369
Wantok Musik Foundation N/A VIC Australia Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The University of Sydney N/A NSW Australia Education Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Tech Girls Movement Foundation Ltd. San Mateo Australia Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience Indigenous Corp. N/A Australia Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Fitted for Work N/A VIC Australia Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Doxa Youth Foundation N/A VIC Australia Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
SolarBuddy.org Ltd N/A QLD Australia Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
The Children's Hospital at Westmead N/A NSW Australia Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Australian Online Giving Foundation N/A NSW Australia General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
The Wayside Chapel N/A NSW Australia Religion Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 712,211

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Burbank Housing Management Corporation Sonoma Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Jewish Family Service of San Diego N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Cougar Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Immaculate Conception Academy San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PartnersGlobal N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Redwood City Parks and Arts Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Enloe Medical Center N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Institute for Nonprofit News N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Living on the Edge with Chip Ingram N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Casa Latina N/A Immigration Donor Advised 2018 500
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Victory Ranch Inc N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Salvation Army N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
FoodCorps, Inc. N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Page SUM 909,650

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Bridge Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Pacific Whale Foundation HI Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000,000
Caring Choices Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Mountain View Los Altos High School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
First Serve - NM, Inc. NM Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ronald McDonald House Charities OR Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Marshall Project Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,200,000
St Denis Parish CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Autism Speaks, Inc. NJ Health Donor Advised 2018 250
National Public Radio, Inc. MD Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 21,500
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Equal Justice Initiative AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
The Salvation Army CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sacred Heart Benedictine Foundation ND Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 6,321,500

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Hope for Cambodian Children Foundation Australia General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
University of Melbourne Australia Education Donor Advised 2018 105,825
The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research Australia Health Donor Advised 2018 117,437
Griffith University Australia Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The University of Sydney Australia Education Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Possible Dreams International Australia International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Food Frontier Institute LTD Australia Food Security Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Griffith University Australia Education Donor Advised 2018 50,480
The University of Sydney Australia Education Donor Advised 2018 91,369
Wantok Musik Foundation Australia Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The University of Sydney Australia Education Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Griffith University Australia Education Donor Advised 2018 3,100
Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience Indigenous Corp. Australia Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Fitted for Work Australia Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Doxa Youth Foundation Australia Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
SolarBuddy.org Ltd Australia Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
The Children's Hospital at Westmead Australia Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Australian Online Giving Foundation Australia General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
The Wayside Chapel Australia Religion Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Swinburne University of Technology Australia Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 702,461

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