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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Center for Democracy and Technology N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
ImpactAssets, Inc. N/A MD United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,875,000
StreetCode Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Sundance Institute N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Diabetes Association Inc N/A VA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Family Caregiver Alliance San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Union Square Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
El Concilio of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
United Way Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
John Burroughs School N/A MO United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Our Lady of the Isle N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,200
The World Union for Progressive Judaism Ltd N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Inside the Outdoors Foundation N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Entertainment Industry Foundation N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
New Moms Inc N/A IL United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Read With Me Arusha N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,200
Indian Law Resource Center N/A MT United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Center for Urban Community Services N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 2,343,650

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13110 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Solutions Journalism Network Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 624,000
The University of Texas at Austin N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
University of Florida N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
University of Utah N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Clark University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Hindu American Foundation N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Marshall Project Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Parents for Public Schools Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas West Midwest Community Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Episcopal Church in the Diocese of El Camino Real N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Financial Planning, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Magic Wheelchair N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Smile Train, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Metta Forest Monastery Wat Mettavanaram N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Colorado State University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Springfield City School District N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Page SUM 8,166,900

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Georgetown University DC Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
GiveWell CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Open Philanthropy Project CA Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000,000
Blue Angels Foundation Inc FL Education Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Theiss Research CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Theiss Research CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
Amor Ministries Inc. CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lean Lab MO Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Theiss Research CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
Cupertino Educational Endowment CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California At San Diego CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
Belmont-Redwood Shores Public School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc GA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hust Silicon Valley Fund CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 31,468,180

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Center for Democracy and Technology United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
ImpactAssets, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,875,000
StreetCode Academy United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Sundance Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Diabetes Association Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Family Caregiver Alliance United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Union Square Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
El Concilio of San Mateo County United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
United Way Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
John Burroughs School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Our Lady of the Isle United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,200
The World Union for Progressive Judaism Ltd United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Inside the Outdoors Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Entertainment Industry Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
New Moms Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Read With Me Arusha United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,200
Indian Law Resource Center United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Center for Urban Community Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 2,343,650

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13110 records found.