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 descending Year Amount (USD)
Founders For Good Limited N/A England General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,442,653
Syracuse University N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Gideons Promise Inc N/A GA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Sierra Foothill Conservancy TR 010196 N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pacific Vision Foundation Inc San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Save the Children Federation, Inc. Solano CT United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
HOPE Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Christianity Today International N/A IL United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Page SUM 3,069,903

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
WildEarth Guardians N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
George Mark Children's Fund Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
National Osteoporosis Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Washington University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
We Got Us Now Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Japanese American National Museum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,000
The Praxis Project, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Center for Spiritual Enlightenment Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2018 500
The Courage Campaign Institute N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Catholic Relief Services, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Orphan Secure N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Lucy Burns Institute Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Episcopal Relief and Development N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
New York Fellowship, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
American University in Cairo N/A Donor Advised 2018 12,500
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,400,000
Yale University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,750,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 4,439,425

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Art and Science Laboratory NM Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Francis High School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 75,520
McKenzie River Gathering Foundation OR General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Notre Dame de Namur University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Foundation of Anne Arundel County Inc MD General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Symphony Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Olive Hyde Art Guild, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops DC Religion Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Teen Success, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Homeschool Now Hawaii HI Other Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Foundation for Excellence in Higher Education Inc NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Escuela Xochitl Tonatiuh Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Earth Island Institute Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 14,000
Trustees of Columbia University in The City of New York NY Education Donor Advised 2018 325,000
Chicago Horticultural Society IL Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Respite and Research for Alzheimers Disease CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 846,520

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
WildEarth Guardians United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
George Mark Children's Fund United States Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
National Osteoporosis Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Common Sense Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sustainable Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Washington University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
We Got Us Now Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Japanese American National Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,000
The Praxis Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Center for Spiritual Enlightenment United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
The Courage Campaign Institute United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Catholic Relief Services, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Orphan Secure United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Lucy Burns Institute Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Episcopal Relief and Development United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
New York Fellowship, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
American University in Cairo United States Donor Advised 2018 12,500
International Rescue Committee, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,400,000
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,750,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 4,439,425

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13110 records found.