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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Swinburne University of Technology N/A VIC Australia Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience Indigenous Corp. N/A NSW Australia Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Fitted for Work N/A VIC Australia Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Australian Online Giving Foundation N/A Australia General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Girl Geek Academy N/A Australia Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 40,250

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Society for the Preservation of the City of Milwaukee N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Earthjustice San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
California Clubhouse San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Full Circle Exchange International Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Jewish Study Network Inc Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Unity Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,400
Amici Lovaniensis Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Denis Hurley Centre Trust N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
GiveWell San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,453,548
Sawtooth Botanical Gardens Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Civil War Museum Contra Costa Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Crystal Springs Uplands School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
HEAL Project San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
University of Arizona Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Mending Kids International N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Junior League of Monterey Co Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 2,825,148

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Westminster Economic Development Initiative, Inc. NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peer Health Exchange, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Junior League of Monterey Co Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Puente de la Costa Sur CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Shades LLC DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Human Development and Children Foundation MD Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Exhibition District CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 31,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Resource Area For Teaching CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Puente de la Costa Sur CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Benjamin Franklin Intermediate School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Benedict's Ladder: A Representative Payee Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Turtle Island Restoration Network CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Mothers Against Drunk Driving TX Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Puente de la Costa Sur CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 462,750

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Swinburne University of Technology Australia Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience Indigenous Corp. Australia Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Fitted for Work Australia Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Australian Online Giving Foundation Australia General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Girl Geek Academy Australia Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 40,250

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25 records found.