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.

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The San Jose Public Library Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Dream Catchers Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Women Donors Network San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. N/A Immigration Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Sanergy, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas West Midwest Community Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
National Spasmodic Dysphonia Association N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 34,338
Partners in Health N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 200
OC International, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Fugees Family Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Breakthrough Silicon Valley Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pitzer College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Good Samaritan Family Resource Center of San Francisco San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sterling College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 396,538

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Mercy Corps OR International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
NCGA Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Samaritan House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Heart Association Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Women Donors Network CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Daly City Community Service Center CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Morgan Autism Center CA Education Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
UC San Diego Foundation CA Other Donor Advised 2018 496,000
The Management Center DC General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
EducationSuperHighway CA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000,000
Pacific Grove Public Library Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Reading Partners CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 4,691,750

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