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.

Grantee Bay Area County State Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Cornell University N/A IA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Strong City Baltimore N/A MD United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
International Youth Foundation N/A MD United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Youngstown Edison Incubator Corporation N/A OH United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 20,000
New America Foundation N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Northwest Passage Limited N/A WI United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
DataKind N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 40,000
World Affairs Council of Northern California San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Fuller Project for International Reporting Inc N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 225
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,725
Christ Centered Counseling N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
CorpsAfrica N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Page SUM 6,418,700

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Cornell University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Strong City Baltimore N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
International Youth Foundation N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Youngstown Edison Incubator Corporation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2018 20,000
New America Foundation N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Northwest Passage Limited N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
DataKind N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 40,000
World Affairs Council of Northern California San Francisco International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Fuller Project for International Reporting Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 225
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,725
Christ Centered Counseling N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
CorpsAfrica N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Page SUM 6,418,700

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Art Council Inc. NY Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Santa Clara City Library Foundation and Friends CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
National Council of the United States Society of St. Vincent MO Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Arts Corps WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Food for Thought CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 4,000
GRID Alternatives CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Music for Minors Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Initiatives CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Sequoia Adult School Scholars CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Opera San Jose Endowment Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
HOPE Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
University of Richmond VA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Commonwealth Club of California CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 600
Burlingame Community for Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,250
The Courage Campaign Institute CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 961,550

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Cornell University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
KIPP Bay Area Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Strong City Baltimore United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
International Youth Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Youngstown Edison Incubator Corporation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 20,000
New America Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Northwest Passage Limited United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
DataKind United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 40,000
World Affairs Council of Northern California United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Fuller Project for International Reporting Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 225
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000,000
Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,725
Christ Centered Counseling United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
CorpsAfrica United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Page SUM 6,418,700

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13110 records found.