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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Wayfinder Foundation N/A MN United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Defenders of Wildlife N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
SHE-CAN Inc Marin CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
World Affairs Council of Northern California San Francisco CA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Association for Computing Machinery N/A NY United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Center for Civic Innovation Inc N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 460,000
Hollaback N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A DC United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Institute for Applied Tinkering San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Junior State of America Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Nantucket Conservation Foundation, Inc. N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,025,000
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute N/A MA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Loudoun Hunger Relief N/A VA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Cancer CAREpoint Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Page SUM 1,842,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Reach Out Alumni Assistance Network Association N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Alliance for College-Ready Public Schools N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Carter Center, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Womens International Network for Guatemalan Solutions Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Georgia Tech Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
American Diabetes Association Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Big Life Foundation USA N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
American Heart Association Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 3,500
American Kidney Fund, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Williams College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 800
Boys & Girls Clubs of Puerto Rico Inc N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 202,850

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
City Slicker Farms CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Arts Northwest WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Communities In Schools, Inc. VA Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Upstream Policy Institute Inc. ME Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Camp Rainbow Gold, Inc. ID Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Global Fund For Women, Inc. CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of Idaho Public Television Inc ID Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Hope Enterprise Corporation MS Community Development Donor Advised 2018 13,700
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of Spannocchia ME Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Immigrant Defenders Law Center CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 310,000
Portuguese Heritage Society of California, Inc. CA Community Improvement Committee Advised 2018 20,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Lee Pesky Learning Center Inc. ID Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Innovate Public Schools CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
CHP 11-99 Foundation CA Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 1,172,950

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Wayfinder Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Defenders of Wildlife United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
SHE-CAN Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
World Affairs Council of Northern California United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Association for Computing Machinery United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Center for Civic Innovation Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 460,000
Hollaback United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Institute for Applied Tinkering United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Junior State of America Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Nantucket Conservation Foundation, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,025,000
Sustainable Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Loudoun Hunger Relief United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Cancer CAREpoint United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Page SUM 1,842,000

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13110 records found.