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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Costanoa Commons Inc. N/A CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Anti-Defamation League N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500,000
China Labor Watch Inc N/A NY United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Classical Public Radio Network LLC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Edgewood High School Alumni Association Inc N/A OH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Crisis Text Line N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,250,000
Oregon Food Bank, Inc. N/A OR United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 400
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Chronicle Season of Sharing Fund San Francisco CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Courage Campaign Institute N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Andre Sobel River of Life Foundation N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Humane Society International N/A DC United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 720
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Japanese American National Museum N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 1,957,670

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Costanoa Commons Inc. N/A Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Anti-Defamation League N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500,000
China Labor Watch Inc N/A Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Classical Public Radio Network LLC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Edgewood High School Alumni Association Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Crisis Text Line N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,250,000
Oregon Food Bank, Inc. N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 400
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Chronicle Season of Sharing Fund San Francisco Food Security Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Courage Campaign Institute N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Andre Sobel River of Life Foundation N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Humane Society International N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 720
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Japanese American National Museum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 1,957,670

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
We Are Cherished Inc TX Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Intervarsity Christian Fellowship - USA WI Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Avatar Meher Babas Circle of Friends SC Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
A Reaching Hand CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
ACLU Foundation of Southern California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Fuller Theological Seminary CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 400
Human Rights Watch, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Windrider Institute Inc ID Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Faith in Texas - Pico TX Religion Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Ayudando Latinos a Sonar CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Theiss Research CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
Page SUM 598,160

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Costanoa Commons Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Anti-Defamation League United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500,000
China Labor Watch Inc United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Classical Public Radio Network LLC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Edgewood High School Alumni Association Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Crisis Text Line United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,250,000
Oregon Food Bank, Inc. United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 400
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Chronicle Season of Sharing Fund United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Courage Campaign Institute United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Across the Bridge Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Andre Sobel River of Life Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Humane Society International United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 720
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Japanese American National Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 1,957,670

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13110 records found.