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)
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Innovate Public Schools Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The Rare Cancer Research Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 249,600
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Congregation Adat Yeshurun N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Center for Mind-Body Medicine N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,200,000
Hillsborough Beautification Foundation San Mateo Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Rome La Sapienza N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jewish Family Service of San Diego N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Harlem Children's Zone Inc N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
PartnersGlobal N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Redwood City Parks and Arts Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Youth Radio Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Aesara Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
The Carter Center, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Telegraph Hill Neighborhood Association San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 2,485,800

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Tides Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History NY Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Panetta Institute For Public Policy CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Los Altos Educational Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Jewish Family & Childrens Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Pacific Whale Foundation HI Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Quest Scholars Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jumpstart for Young Children Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Mountain View Los Altos High School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 55,000
United We Dream Network, Inc. DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm CA Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Pacific Medical Center Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
The Nature Conservancy of California CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 400
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. MN International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 177,400

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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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