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)
Project Open Hand San Francisco CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New America Foundation N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Marine Science Institute San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trust for Public Land San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
International Sonoran Desert Alliance N/A AZ United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 27,000
Crisis Intervention Services N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Vision to Learn N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Netherland-America Foundation Incorporated N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Gogebic Community College Found N/A MI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Irvine Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Summit Preparatory Charter High School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Notre Dame de Namur University San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva N/A Uruguay Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 100,000
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Southern Methodist University N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Legal Aid Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,750
Squashdrive Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,498,750

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13110 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Project Open Hand San Francisco Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New America Foundation N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Marine Science Institute San Mateo Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trust for Public Land San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
International Sonoran Desert Alliance N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 27,000
Crisis Intervention Services N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Vision to Learn N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Netherland-America Foundation Incorporated N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Gogebic Community College Found N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Irvine Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Summit Preparatory Charter High School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Notre Dame de Namur University San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2018 100,000
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Southern Methodist University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Legal Aid Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,750
Squashdrive Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,498,750

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Congregation Beth Elohim NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Half the Sky Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Learning Center CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Cutting Ball Theater CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
International Indian Treaty Council CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Treasure Island Sailing Center Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
South Evangelical Presbyterian Fellowship CO Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Achievement First CT Education Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Sovereign Order of St. John of Jerusalem Knights Hospitaller CA Other Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Fugees Family Inc GA Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Concentric Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
BASIC Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation CA Donor Advised 2018 2,000
YMCA of Martha's Vineyard, Inc. MA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy OK Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jewish Community Center of San Francisco CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
St. Joseph Carmelite Monastery WA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 677,250

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Project Open Hand United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New America Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Marine Science Institute United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trust for Public Land United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
International Sonoran Desert Alliance United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 27,000
Crisis Intervention Services United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Vision to Learn United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Netherland-America Foundation Incorporated United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Gogebic Community College Found United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Irvine Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Summit Preparatory Charter High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Notre Dame de Namur University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva Uruguay Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 100,000
American Institute of Mathematics United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Southern Methodist University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Legal Aid United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,750
Squashdrive United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,498,750

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13110 records found.