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, and corporate 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 descending Year Amount (USD)
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 380
Coastal Kids Home Care N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Vision Quilt N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Austin Film Society N/A TX United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ride to Walk, Inc. N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Viewpoint Educational Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 8,500
The City Well United Methodist Church N/A NC United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Khan Academy Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Lewis and Clark College N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
High Fives Non-Profit Foundation N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Big Life Foundation USA N/A WA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
HAS Wigner Research Centre for Physics N/A Hungary Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Cancer CAREpoint Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Malaria Consortium N/A England Health Donor Advised 2018 26,600,000
Mercy Corps N/A OR United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Mercado Global, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Page SUM 26,989,380

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 380
Coastal Kids Home Care N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Vision Quilt N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Austin Film Society N/A Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ride to Walk, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Viewpoint Educational Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 8,500
The City Well United Methodist Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Khan Academy Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Lewis and Clark College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Nueva School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
High Fives Non-Profit Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Big Life Foundation USA N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Living Goods San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Cancer CAREpoint Inc Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Malaria Consortium N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 26,600,000
Mercy Corps N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Mercado Global, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Page SUM 27,087,380

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Conservation International Foundation MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Greater Horizons MO Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 1,618
Bellarmine College Preparatory CA Education Donor Advised 2018 126,390
Homeless Garden Project CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Vascular Cures CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Rainforest Action Network CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Patricia A. Hannaford Career Center VT Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 4,000
AIM for Mental Health CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Marshall Project Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Committee for the Weizmann Institute of Science Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Lawrence University of Wisconsin WI Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Jewish Committee NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 2,779,208

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Tides Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
All Five United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 380
Coastal Kids Home Care United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Vision Quilt United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Austin Film Society United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ride to Walk, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Viewpoint Educational Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 8,500
The City Well United Methodist Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Khan Academy Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Lewis and Clark College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Nueva School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
High Fives Non-Profit Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Big Life Foundation USA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Cancer CAREpoint Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Malaria Consortium England Health Donor Advised 2018 26,600,000
Page SUM 26,983,380

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13110 records found.