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 descending Year Amount (USD)
The Global Development Incubator Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 103,500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Santa Fe Institute N/A NM United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Gateway Public Schools San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Kappa Alpha Order Educational Foundation N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Dome of Hope Organization Inc N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
California Youth Symphony Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
WeHOPE Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 11,750
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Grace Wilsey Foundation San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ukiah Symphony Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The Carter Center, Inc. N/A GA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Bay Area Glass Institute Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Pittsburgh N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 64,000
Future Talent of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 750
Monastery of Christ in the Desert N/A NM United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 22,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Global Development Incubator Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 103,500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Santa Fe Institute N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Gateway Public Schools San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Kappa Alpha Order Educational Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Dome of Hope Organization Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
California Youth Symphony Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
WeHOPE Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 11,750
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Grace Wilsey Foundation San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ukiah Symphony Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The Carter Center, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Bay Area Glass Institute Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Pittsburgh N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 64,000
Future Talent of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 750
Monastery of Christ in the Desert N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 22,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Union Square Business Improvement District CA Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Art in Action CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 11,500
Redwood Forrest Foundation Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Cristo Rey San Jose High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Via Rehabilitation Services, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Canopy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for a College Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Berkeley Society for the Preservation of Traditional Music CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
The Agenda Project, Inc. DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
South Evangelical Presbyterian Fellowship CO Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St Denis Parish CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
GiveWell CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
American Jewish World Service, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Catholic Community Foundation of Santa Clara County CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 122,000
Santa Clara County Dental Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Amnesty International of the USA Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 1,314,500

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Global Development Incubator Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 103,500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Santa Fe Institute United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Gateway Public Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Kappa Alpha Order Educational Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Dome of Hope Organization Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
California Youth Symphony Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
WeHOPE United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 11,750
Foundation for a College Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Grace Wilsey Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ukiah Symphony Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The Carter Center, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Bay Area Glass Institute Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Pittsburgh United States Education Donor Advised 2018 64,000
Future Talent of Silicon Valley United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 750
Monastery of Christ in the Desert United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Page SUM 284,050

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13110 records found.