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)
Recovery Cafe San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fugees Family Inc N/A GA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Vision to Learn N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Anti-Defamation League N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hawes Elementary San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Archaeological Conservancy N/A NM United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St Anthony Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
University of Wisconsin Foundation N/A WI United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Oregon State University Foundation N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Catlin Gabel School N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid N/A England Education Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Sisters of Saint Joseph of Carondelet N/A MO United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Caring Choices Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
William Marsh Rice University N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 130,000
Lupus Research Alliance Inc N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 700
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Cultural Heritage Imaging San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 819,350

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Recovery Cafe San Jose Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fugees Family Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Vision to Learn N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Anti-Defamation League N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hawes Elementary San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Archaeological Conservancy N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St Anthony Foundation San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
University of Wisconsin Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Oregon State University Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Catlin Gabel School N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Sisters of Saint Joseph of Carondelet N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Caring Choices Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
William Marsh Rice University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 130,000
Lupus Research Alliance Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 700
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Cultural Heritage Imaging San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 819,350

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Battery Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Swarthmore College PA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Genesys Works Bay Area CA Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Stanford Jazz Workshop CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Utah Film Center UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Whitefish Community Foundation, Inc. MT General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 700,000
FoodWhat Incorporated CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Sundance Institute UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Upstream Policy Institute Inc. ME Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Placer Food Bank CA Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 1,000
StarVista CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
California Indian Basketweavers Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Code for America Labs CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
FWD.us Education Fund DC Education Donor Advised 2018 9,171,963
Democracy Earth Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 10,518,913

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Recovery Cafe San Jose United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
United Way of the Bay Area United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fugees Family Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Vision to Learn United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Anti-Defamation League United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hawes Elementary United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Archaeological Conservancy United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St Anthony Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
University of Wisconsin Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Oregon State University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Catlin Gabel School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pursuit of Excellence United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid England Education Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Sisters of Saint Joseph of Carondelet United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Caring Choices Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Trust for Conservation Innovation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
William Marsh Rice University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 130,000
Lupus Research Alliance Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 700
Teach for America, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Cultural Heritage Imaging United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 819,350

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13110 records found.